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    UK - Susan Donoghue, 44, Bristol, 4 Aug 1976

    Bristol police make breakthrough in cold case murder


    Detectives hunting the killer of a nurse bludgeoned to death at her home 40 years ago have made a DNA breakthrough.

    Susan Donoghue was sexually assaulted and killed with a truncheon by an intruder in Bristol on 4 August 1976.

    The body of the 44-year-old was discovered in her basement flat by her partner. Donoghue had been unwell and had taken the night off from work when she was attacked in bed as she slept. She was hit seven times with a truncheon, which was left behind along with a pair of bloodstained gloves and a tobacco tin. Despite an extensive investigation the killer was never caught.

    But due to advances in scientific technology Avon and Somerset police now have a full DNA profile of the suspect.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...h-in-cold-case

    (I wasn't sure where to put this and couldn't find an earlier thread. If it's in the wrong place can the mods please move it?)



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    DNA breakthrough in the hunt to find killer of nurse bludgeoned to death 40 years ago


    Susan Donoghue was sexually assaulted and killed with a truncheon by an intruder at her home in Bristol on August 5 1976.

    The body of the 44-year-old, who was a night sister at Brentry Hospital, was discovered in her basement flat by her partner.

    She had been unwell and had taken the night off from work when she was attacked in bed as she slept.

    Ms Donoghue was hit seven times with a truncheon, which was left behind along with a pair of bloodstained gloves and a tobacco tin.

    The summer of 1976 was one of the warmest on record and the murder shocked Bristol.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/696...Susan-Donoghue



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