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Murder investigation re-opens into death of Surrey pensioner

Murder investigation re-opens into death of Surrey pensioner

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 12:34pm 3rd December 2019.

A murder investigation into the death of a Surrey pensioner 11 years ago has re-opened after new information came to light. 

Joyce Cregeen, who was 81, was found at her home address in Sefton Road in Epsom at around midday on 15th May 2008 by a member of the public. 

She had been stabbed. 

A woman was charged with Joyce's murder but was acquitted on 30 November 2009 after a trial at the Central Criminal Court. 

A full forensic review was carried out after a member of public came forward with new information in 2017.

It identified additional lines of enquiry and the investigation was reopened in 2018 by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. 

Police are now launching a fresh appeal for information. 

Police say they are remaining 'open minded' about the motives and possible suspects of Joyce's murder. 

Officers hope the person responsible will want to clear their conscience and come forward. 

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Jo Hayes said: 

"The answers we are looking for may lie in the local community.

"Whoever is responsible for this vicious killing of an elderly woman deserves absolutely no protection. If you know something that could help us - however insignificant you may think it is - please contact us or report your suspicions to Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.