Police: Body parts belong to missing prostitute

BODY parts found in a river were today confirmed as belonging to missing prostitute Suzanne Blamires.

West Yorkshire Police said the remains, which were discovered in the River Aire at Shipley on Tuesday, were those of the 36-year-old who disappeared from Bradford last week.

Detectives are continuing to question a 40-year-old man, named locally as Stephen Griffiths, on suspicion of murdering sex workers Ms Blamires, Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth.

A police spokesman said this morning: “An examination of human remains recovered from the River Aire have confirmed a positive match to Suzanne Blamires.

“Inquiries into the incident remain ongoing and a 40-year-old man remains under arrest in custody.


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“He is being questioned on suspicion of the murder of Suzanne Blamires, Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth.”

Ms Blamires was last seen on Friday, while Ms Armitage, 31, has been missing since Monday April 26, and Ms Rushworth, 43, disappeared on June 22 last year.

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Police have been granted until this evening to question Griffiths, who is believed to be a mature student at the University of Bradford who researched serial killers.

The 40-year-old operated on the social networking site MySpace under the pseudonym Ven Pariah and username Ven99 and styled himself as the “misanthrope who brought hate into heaven”.

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