Rbbm. lengthy article. Police still hope to solve 1959 murder April 21 2019 Police say they have not given up hope of solving one of Wales' most notorious murders. Cardiff schoolgirl Carol Ann Stephens was abducted in April 1959, and her body found two weeks later in a remote spot in Carmarthenshire. Despite a huge manhunt and the help of the Metropolitan Police, the six-year-old's killer was never caught. But officers say the case still remains active and they hope someone can provide answers for Carol's family. On Tuesday 7 April, in the Cathays area of Cardiff, Carol told her mother Mavis she was going out to play and left their house in Malefant Street. Her family never saw her alive again. The disappearance would spark one of the biggest police operations in Wales." Exactly two weeks after Carol disappeared - on 21 April - a surveyor working in a narrow river culvert near the village of Horeb, north of Llanelli, came across the little girl's body. "She had been suffocated and dumped in the water." "She had told her friends she had a "new uncle" who had been taking her for drives, and she had been seen talking to a man in a car on the day she disappeared, but apart from that, police had many questions to answer." "Had Carol known her killer? Did the remote location of her body mean it was someone who knew the Horeb area well? Had anyone seen Carol with her abductor on the journey west?" Susan and her family left Horeb in 1964, but she remembers people suspecting the killer may have been somebody local. "I know the spot where the body was found, the little culvert. Yes it's by the side of the road but it's concealed by hedges and you wouldn't know the culvert was there unless you were local," she said. "When the police interviewed my mother she was asked about commercial travellers - they'd call them reps these days. Because the pub was a free house you'd often get those people calling in." "This being the 60th anniversary of Carol's death, it's an apt time for me to appeal to the communities of Cardiff and Horeb, and the wider communities of south Wales, that if anyone has got information as to the identity of the killer, we are still interested," he said. Anyone with information about the murder should call 101 or use the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.