While the case of Glenis Carruthers, 20, found dead in Bristol in January 1974 has been in the news of late because of its similarities to the recent murder of Joanna Yeates, of Clifton, Bristol, whose body was found on Christmas Day, 2010, the cold case investigation into Ms. Carruthers's death was actually launched eleven months before, in January 2010. From the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website: The night Glenis Carruthers was murdered --- On 19th January 1974 Glenis Carruthers travelled from Bedford, where she was a student, to attend a friend's 21st Birthday party on Worcester Crescent in Clifton, Bristol. At around 10.20pm Glenis left the party, possibly to get some fresh air or to make a call from a telephone Kiosk, situated nearby. Just after 11.00pm there was a sighting of Glenis on the Clifton Downs. The witness thought he saw a courting couple on the grass. A short time after her body was discovered. She had been strangled to death. The witness described the man as white, between 20 to 25 years old; around 5ft 10inches tall in height, medium build, with brown shoulder length hair. He was wearing a three-quarter length coat and a denim type cap. At the time of the murder 175 officers assisted the investigation and more than 16,000 people were interviewed, however no information was obtained to identify the offender. --- http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/special_appeals/glenis-carruthers/ The Possible Connection with the Death of Joanna Yeates Detectives are investigating the possibility that Miss Yeatess killer could also have throttled Glenis Carruthers, 20, who was murdered in 1974 after leaving a party just 350 yards from where Miss Yeates lived. A cold case review team set up last year to reinvestigate Miss Carruthers murder is liaising closely with officers in the Joanna Yeates inquiry after identifying a series of striking similarities between the two killings. Both women had been strangled, were found fully-clothed and had not been sexually assaulted. Both women also appeared to have died quickly without being able to put up a struggle, and in both cases the victims were found without shoes on. In each case the crime appeared to be motiveless, the victims were a similar age and were attacked at a similar time of night. --- more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...-of-1974-victim-say-killer-could-be-same.html Whether or not the two crimes are related, it is hoped that the spotlight shone on Glenis Carruthers's case because of its similarities with that of Joanna Yeates will help produce a solution after these many years. Posts and links relevant to the Carruthers case are invited.