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    UK - Lindsay Rimer, 13, Hebden Bridge, Yorks, 7 Nov 1994

    I came across this case today while reading a magazine and was really surprised I hadnt heard of the case before now.

    Lindsay was a 13 year old girl who lived in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire in England with her parents, her older brother and a recently born younger sister whom Lindsay had initially been jealous of.

    The evening she disappeared Lindsays mum had gone out for a drink to a nearby club and at 10.10pm Lindsay had arrived at the club asking her mum for some money to go to the local store to but some cereal for next days breakfast otherwise there would be none. Her mum gave her £1.20 and asked if she wanted to stay for a coke but Lindsay declined and went on her way.

    When Lindsays mum got home shortly after there was no sign of Lindsay so she presumed she had got home and went to bed.They didnt check.
    the next morning Lindsays boss phoned to say she hadnt arrived for work (she had a paper round) and the police were called.there was CCTV showing Lindsay arriving at the store and buying some cornflakes at 10.20pm but nothing afterwards.

    5 months later on 12 april 1995 Lindsays body was discovered in Rochdale Canal, weighted down. She had been strangled. the watch she was wearing had stopped at 11pm. There was no sign of a sexual assault. The body was placed in a hard to find place suggesting the killer had knowledge of the area.

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    http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/s...sid=54&iid=985 an update from 2004 saying what the police are doing to catch her killer.

    http://www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/featur...say-rimer.html a page dedicated to Lindsays case.

    http://www.free-webspace.biz/thevict...r_lindsay.html memorial to Lindsay.

    What I cant understand is that in some of the reports it says that at the time of the murder Lindsay was living in a caravan with her Dad and brother at the time of the murder yet in the recent article i read today it says Lindsays mum returned home and the father said he hadnt seen Lindsay or the cornflakes. Puzzling! There is a photo of the caravan on one of the links above.

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    This little girl has had no justice. Someone has got away with her murder
    England's dancing days are done...

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    This one a piece from the 18th anniversary of her disappearance
    http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news...imer-1-5081775

    This one has the CCTV of her buying cornflakes (I'm reposting as the above link doesn't seem to be working) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/8348150.stm

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    Lindsay Rimer death: Sister speaks on murder anniversary

    The sister of a murdered schoolgirl has spoken publicly for the first time since the discovery of the teenager's body 20 years ago.

    Lindsay Rimer, 13, was found in the Rochdale Canal five months after she disappeared in Hebden Bridge in November 1994.

    Despite extensive police inquiries, her killer has never been found.

    Kate Rimer said not knowing what happened to her little sister had been a "life sentence" for their family.

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    Here's an interview in the Guardian with Lindsay's mother from late 2006: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...ships.features

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    Fresh DNA clue to murder of Lindsay Jo 22 years on


    A DNA breakthrough has given police fresh hope of solving the 21-year mystery of a schoolgirl’s senseless murder.

    Lindsay Jo Rimer was aged 13 when she vanished on the way home from a local shop. Her body was found five months later in a nearby canal and a post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.
    As police revealed significant developments in the case, her mother and sister have spoken about the family’s never-ending agony and the hope that the teenager’s killer could yet be caught.

    West Yorkshire Police have sent new DNA evidence to Canada to be analysed using the latest scientific techniques.

    A DNA breakthrough has given police fresh hope of solving the 21-year mystery of a schoolgirl’s senseless murder.

    Lindsay Jo Rimer was aged 13 when she vanished on the way home from a local shop. Her body was found five months later in a nearby canal and a post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ornflakes.html

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    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/...rder-1-7845722

    She was only a baby when her sister was murdered in one of Yorkshire’s most notorious unsolved crimes.

    But speaking for the first time today, 21 years after her sibling’s body was found in the Rochdale Canal a mile from her Hebden Bridge home, Juliet Rimer has told of the ‘void’ the death has left in her family...

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    An arrest! Presumably due to the new DNA results.

    The suspect is a 63 year old man from Bradford.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37914713

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    Police have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a teenager in the 1990s.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37924812


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellmau View Post
    An arrest! Presumably due to the new DNA results.

    The suspect is a 63 year old man from Bradford.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37914713
    This is one I've always been interested in because it's local to me, but come on - a body in a canal for 5 months, no sexual assault - and they're trying to use "DNA evidence" for a breakthrough.

    It's poppycock.

    LCN DNA is fantasy, not science, and in a canal it's going to be contaminated to hell.

    This is another the Police should have done far better with, but even now umpteen years later they still are no closer to having any kind of clue what happened to her, or who did it.

    She was apprently weighed down with a huge rock - well huge rocks are not things you find on the street, but there are loads of dry stone walls and old mills around here which a big rock might have come from.

    So maybe releasing pictures of the big rock, or indeed of the carpet she was wrapped in might yield some clues - before anyone who might have some answers are either dead or have gone senile and forgotten.

    What possible benefit can withholding the details of a rock or a carpet have in a cold case with no leads, no suspects, and no hope of being solved while they keep it all quiet?

    22 to 23 years later and the muppets are still hiding anything that might give them a lead to catch who did this to her, and are instead "using a techonological breakthrough in DNA"

    I've got some old chicken bones if they'd like to call in a witch doctor as well.

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    There might have been some blood staining on the carpet or something, which doesn't match Lindsay's DNA. This information hasn't been made public, so we simply have no basis to say whether the "DNA breakthrough" is 'poppycock' or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdancer View Post
    There might have been some blood staining on the carpet or something, which doesn't match Lindsay's DNA. This information hasn't been made public, so we simply have no basis to say whether the "DNA breakthrough" is 'poppycock' or not.
    Well it hasn't lead to her killer being caught so it looks like poppycock to me.

    Irrespective of that, the carpet is real, and the rock is real, so maybe showing those real things might illicit some clues, rather than trying for imaginery "scientific" breakthroughs.

    I imagine that if this was a person on a canal barge who killed her then they'd have moved about a lot, so in the intervening 23+ years might have killed a lot more people.

    Maybe that's why the Police want to keep it close to their chests.

    To avoid criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveShu View Post
    Well it hasn't lead to her killer being caught so it looks like poppycock to me.

    Irrespective of that, the carpet is real, and the rock is real, so maybe showing those real things might illicit some clues, rather than trying for imaginery "scientific" breakthroughs.

    I imagine that if this was a person on a canal barge who killed her then they'd have moved about a lot, so in the intervening 23+ years might have killed a lot more people.

    Maybe that's why the Police want to keep it close to their chests.

    To avoid criticism.
    It is very common for police forces to keep details out of the public domain, in order to strengthen the chances of conviction if/when they charge someone. The police will have taken advise from the CPS on this, and with respect, I think their opinion is of more value than anyone else's.

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