'My admiration for killer's family'

THE sister of murder victim Dawn Walker has told of her admiration for the killer's family, who maintain his innocence and are offering £50,000 for any information which could clear him of the crime.

THE sister of murder victim Dawn Walker has told of her admiration for the killer's family, who maintain his innocence and are offering £50,000 for any information which could clear him of the crime.

The body of fitness enthusiast Miss Walker was found beside the River Lark in Fornham Park, near Bury St Edmunds, in February 2005.

In November last year, the 37-year-old's former boyfriend Kevin Nunn, formerly of Woolpit, was jailed for a minimum of 22 years for her murder.

Nunn's family have always maintained he did not kill Miss Walker and recently upped the reward for information from £30,000 to £50,000.


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Miss Walker's sister Sheena van Oevelen spoke yesterday of her admiration for the Nunn family, despite maintaining her belief he was guilty of the crime.

And she urged Nunn to undergo a lie detector test for the benefit of all concerned.

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She said: “I have been monitoring the Kevin Nunn website and I asked the Nunn family to pay for a lie detector test.

“I feel a lie detector test would save them more heartache. I am saying this for the family's benefit.

“It is clear to everybody that they are a loving family and I admire them for that, I really do.

“How can anybody believe that their son or brother could do something like this? I know how hard this must be for that family and I know how they must be feeling.

“And then there's the other side of this - and that's whether he would ever be able to admit to having committed a crime as terrible as this?”

Jean Walker, Miss Walker's mother, said: “I went through six weeks of a crown court and clearly heard all the evidence put forward. This man was rightly sentenced to 22 years in jail.”

The Nunn family launched its campaign to clear his name in December last year to tie in with his 47th birthday. The money being offered as a reward for information comes from the family's life savings.

During the six-week trial, the jury heard how Miss Walker's body was found semi-naked with 95% burns.

The jury believed Nunn was the man seen arguing with Miss Walker outside her home in Fornham St Martin shortly before her murder.

Sentencing him, Mrs Justice Cox said it was not known where Miss Walker's body was initially kept or who had helped him when he was seen putting the body into a car hours before it was discovered.

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