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Dawn Shields cold case reopened - Sheffield UK

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  1. Joolz1975

    Joolz1975 Well-Known Member

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    Will try and find more links and information when I'm home but saw this flash up on my news feed. Remember it vaguely.

    Hopefully they can find some answers at last.

    South Yorkshire Police
     
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    Police have reopened an investigation into the murder of a teenager who was strangled and dumped in a shallow grave 25 years ago.

    The body of 19-year-old Dawn Shields was discovered buried under rocks in the Peak District on 20 May 1994.

    South Yorkshire Police said she led a "troubled life" and was pressurised into prostitution from the age of 14.

    The force said advancements in DNA techniques may now help find her killer.

    Ms Shields, from Pitsmoor in Sheffield, was last seen getting into a car in Broomhall on 14 May 1994.

    Police reopen 1994 strangle murder probe
     
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    Joolz1975 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you LB!
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Police reopen investigation into murder of Sheffield teenager Dawn Shields
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    A DATE WITH DEATH ON FRIDAY THE 13th; Three years ago, the naked body of Dawn Shields was found under a pile of stones at a lonely beauty spot. It was a tragic end for the pretty teenager who had changed from a happy schoolgirl into a prostitute, bullied, beaten and used by a ruthless pimp. PAT MOORE reports... - Free Online Library
    "There were just a few minutes left of Friday the 13th. Dawn Shields kissed her sleeping baby son and went to work as a prostitute on the dark streets of Sheffield's red-light area.

    In her black mini skirt, see-through black shirt and black bra and ankle boots, she soon attracted one client who picked her up in a cream-coloured car.

    Dawn, who charged between pounds 15 and pounds 25, did not allow the punters to linger. By 12.45am, she was back on Broomhall Road and getting into a dark-coloured hatchback.

    A week later, a National Trust warden was test-driving a four-wheel drive vehicle over the grassy hill of Mam Tor, 18 miles away in the Peak District. He stopped to answer a call of nature and glimpsed something in a gap between rocks.

    Dawn, 19, had been strangled. Her clothes were missing and have never been recovered.

    "It was only luck that her body was discovered so soon," said Det Supt David Foss, in charge of the case. "It was some 150 yards off the road and there was a barrier to stop cars because the road was subsiding. The area is popular with walkers but the week before had been very cold with torrential rain.

    "We have failed to trace the owner of the hatchback. He would probably have been her last client because Dawn liked to get home by 1.30am to take over from her babysitter."
     
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  5. wtiger

    wtiger Every day is like sunday!

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    Alun Kyte must be a prime candidate here

    His first known murder was 1993
    And although known as "the midlands ripper" he was a lorry driver with an extensive knowledge of the north of england's road network.

    His method of killing was always strangulation and preferred to attack prostitutes.

    Definitely would be the first person who would spring to mind for this one

    Alun Kyte | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers
     
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    Maggie O'Kane investigates violence against prostitutes

    Forensic psychologist Professor David Canter, who specialises in male violence, says Anne-Marie's attack is not untypical: "From the reports we're getting from these women, the people who are violent are not an unusual sample of the population of customers... these people are in their 30s, and seem to be local individuals, often reasonably well dressed. In therapy sessions in clinics the violence comes from people that can include senior army officers, businessmen, doctors, pillars of the community. Frequently, our studies report a huge range of abuses in the family - beating their wives and assaults against their children. If these men find the opportunity to indulge in that violence and get away with it against strangers, where they feel less guilt, then these opportunities will be acted on."
     
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