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Search still on for woman's killer 25 years on

Janet Brown was killed at her home near Chinnor in 1995.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 10th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Search still on for woman's killer 25 years on

It's 25 years today since a mum from near Chinnor was murdered in her own home.

51-year-old Janet Brown was found in her home, naked and handcuffed and badly beaten around the head.

Thames Valley Police are re-appealing for information which could lead to them catching her killer, who still hasn't been found.

Pete Beirne is investigating the murder:

"It's very, very important that we keep working on this case.

"It was a horrendous attack on a woman alone at home.

"We have got DNA, which we believe to be the offender's and it's just a question now of linking that DNA to an individual."

Janet Brown murder
Janet's daughters, Roxanne and Zara, are still waiting for answers

Mrs Brown, who was a research nurse with Oxford University's Public Health and Primary Care department, was murdered at her home in Sprigs Holly Lane, Radnage near Chinnor, in 1995.

She had been home alone and a neighbour drove past the house at around 10.15pm, hearing the burglar alarm.

Police believe she was attacked between 8.15 and 10.15pm that night.

Janet Brown murder
Janet was killed in her home in Radnage

Janet had been gagged, handcuffed and had been repeatedly struck to her head.

A post mortem revealed that Mrs Brown died of head injuries.

Janet and Grahaem Brown
Janet and her husband Grahaem

Pete told us they have made significant progress:

"In the last five years, we have seen, swabbed an eliminated well in excess of 700 people.

"They featured in the original investigation in one way, shape or form."

TVP are asking people to come forward if they have information and that even if a suspect has passed away, their relatives can be tested to see if a connection is there.

A £20,000 reward is on offer for information which leads to the killer.

Janet Brown murder

If you can help, you can contact police on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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