Killer's mum wants to find 'accomplice'

THE mother of a convicted murderer last night backed calls for the police to reopen the investigation to find his accomplice.

Laurence Cawley

THE mother of a convicted murderer last night backed calls for the police to reopen the investigation to find his accomplice.

Salesman Kevin Nunn, 48, was jailed for 22 years for the murder of 37-year-old Dawn Walker and setting her body alight next to the River Lark near Bury St Edmunds in February 2005.

Miss Walker, of Fornham St Martin, had recently ended her two-year relationship with Nunn prior to her murder.

Throughout the trial it was claimed Nunn, formerly of Woolpit, had an accomplice, though a man accused of helping dispose of Miss Walker's body was acquitted during the case.

Last week the EADT revealed how Miss Walker's mother, Jean, was urging the police to reopen the case to try and find the accomplice in the killing.

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That call was last night backed by Nunn's mother, Margaret, who vigorously maintains her son's innocence.

She said: “I welcome Mrs Walker's persistence with the police to find the accomplice. We as a family have been waiting for the past three years for an investigation into this.

“They could still be out there in the Suffolk countryside. We have actually put up a £50,000 reward - even if it means selling our home to raise that money - so we can have that inquiry.

“We want to know who that accomplice could have been. As a mother and a grandmother I want an investigation.

“I want the police to stop going into court and telling the jury there was an accomplice so they can get a conviction.”

Last week Mrs Walker, who lives in Bury St Edmunds, said: “I would call for the investigation to be reopened to find the person who helped him. We do wonder who the second person was and we do speak to them (the police) about it. I think given time they will catch the person who helped him.”

Like Mrs Nunn, Mrs Walker said whoever was responsible for helping dispose of her daughter's body was still at large and needed to be brought to justice.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “Kevin Nunn was convicted of the murder of Dawn Walker at Ipswich Crown Court in November 2006. There are no current lines of inquiry in this case.”

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