Hunt for killer continues after 30 years since woman was found at side of A1 near Huntingdon
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IT’S nearly 30 years since Janice Weston’s body was found at the side of the A1 near Brampton Hut.
Her killer has never been found but Cambridgeshire police have not given up hope of solving the oldest of its six unsolved murders.
New evidence can come to light – last year, a court convicted a man of a Cambridgeshire murder dating back to 1976.
It shows that while Janice’s case is currently closed, there is still hope to find the person responsible for her gruesome murder, which is why a fresh appeal for information has been made.
The 36-year-old’s body was found by racing cyclist David Hurst on September 11, 1983. It was in a ditch by the northbound carriageway, one-and-a-half miles south of what is now the A14 junction.
There was a huge investigation into the lawyer’s death but no result.
The cold case team from the collaborated major crime unit of the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire forces has appealed for fresh information that could lead to the killer.
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Mrs Weston was last seen at work at Charles Russell and Co in Lincoln’s Inn, London, at 5pm the day before she was found dead.
At her home near Notting Hill, police found a half-finished meal that had not been cleared away, leading officers to believe she was in a rush.
Officers found a car jack in a field near her body, which is believed to have been the murder weapon.
Her husband Tony was interviewed for 55 hours before being cleared of any wrongdoing. He was in Paris the night of the murder.
A police officer found Mrs Weston’s bloodstained silver Alfa Romeo in Camden, London, four days later, but the killer left no fingerprints.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “We regularly review cold cases to see if there is any new evidence which may help move the investigation on.
“The Janice Weston murder case is not currently active. However, we could reopen it should any new evidence come to light.”