New search for Suzy Lamplugh's body
(Posted on 02/11/18)Share:
Police extended their search this week in connection with the murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.
Teams including specialist firm Alecto Forensics, which assisted the investigation into Madeleine McCannâ€™s disapperance, began digging up the garden and garage floor of a house in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, the former home of the mother of prime suspect, John Cannan.
Officially declared dead in 1994, Ms Lamplughâ€™s body has never been found.
Cannan was jailed for life in 1989 for the rape and murder of Shirley Banks, the attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman and the rape of a woman in Reading in 1986. Named by police as the prime suspect in Lamplughâ€™s presumed murder in 2002, he denies the allegation and will be eligible for parole in four years.
A 2004 Metropolitan police review of the case, by DCS Barry Webb, noted: â€œA more positive approach from the senior investigating officer [SIO] regarding Cannanâ€™s status as a genuine suspect could have resolved whether he was responsible for Suzyâ€™s murder.