UK - Julia James, 53, murdered, Snowdown, Kent, 27 April 2021 *ARREST*

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  1. Marg from Oz

    Marg from Oz Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope they are gathering every conceivable camera in all routs surrounding the area. Cameras have made a great difference in a few previous cases. MOO
     


  2. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy Well-Known Member

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    Sadly not, I think:

    Assistant Chief Constable Richards stated that the lack of CCTV down the rural lane where Julia's body was found has already ruled out a crucial potential source of information, and though Julia was found just a few hundred yards from her house, much of her journey will not have been recorded at all.

    As a result, when asked to comment on how confident Kent Police are that they will find the perpetrator, Richards simply stated that it was, "impossible to say."


    5 key revelations from police on day 3 of Julia James murder enquiry
     
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    MissMactavish New Member

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  4. TheTruthWillOut

    TheTruthWillOut Well-Known Member

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    I've been quietly following this case here from the beginning hoping it would quickly get solved but that is looking less likely by the day.:(

    One thing I've noticed is the early articles specifically stated Julia was found on the bridle path and pictures of a forensic tent on the path seemed to corroborate this, but the latest BBC/KentLive articles for e.g. are now saying she was found in woodland. A small detail that may have significance?

    I do believe (hope?) the police have a very good idea of who is responsible but need some clear evidence or a mistake from the perp(s).
     
  5. MissMactavish

    MissMactavish New Member

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    Sorry I am making a complete mess trying to post, I am new although lurked for a long time. I realised my previous post might have been misconstrued, I am glad the Family are as one, God only knows what they are going through and they will need each other more than ever. To have their Wife , Mother, Gramdmother so cruelly taken away is tragic beyond words. A terrible loss to her Family and to the people she helped as part of her work. God rest her beautiful soul.
     
  6. SocksKitty

    SocksKitty Former Member

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    I think lots of things can go wrong for example sadomasochistic sex games ending in a fatality. It is certainly not minimising crimes but mistakes do happen leading to maybe a far greater criminal conviction than the perpetrator may have expected. People on this group are just trying to work out just what happened in this instance of a lone dog walker killed and left in full view with no apparent motive. What was the original intent of the person who killed Julia?. Was it a cold blooded murder or did something go very wrong from what they intended?.
     
  7. Marulinka

    Marulinka Well-Known Member

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    Very puzzling indeed. I wish we had abit more snippets of information...anything really. Every detail could be crucial. I hope Police have more info to help them determine solid lines of inquiry to pursue at least...

    Anybody local to the village or area here?
     
  8. Pinkizzy

    Pinkizzy Well-Known Member

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    [/QUOTE] This is what sticks out for me. People walk dogs at all hours of the day, and it’s very unusual not to come across other people out and about. I’m really surprised at the audacity of an attacker who thought they’d not be noticed by anyone else.[/QUOTE]

    It suggests they've done this before and got away with it. The Russells (Chilenden murders) lived in Nonington and a few weeks ago a dog walker was approached by a man in Nonington

    Man in van 'tried to accost dog walker close to PCSO murder scene days earlier'
     
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  9. Skigh

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    I imagine locals have been giving any details to the police which will not be made public. The village where Julia lived was very small so the chance of someone with knowledge of the on going case and any insider knowledge must be greatly reduced .
    In the Sarah Everard case it was a totally different situation with many local people joining Websleuths to discuss the case.

    The Police will have received information from the p.m so will have a good idea of the weapon used . The people who discovered her body might have additional information about anyone else they saw in the area. Police might have been able to trace which route the murderer took out of the fields. Locals could have noticed an unknown car in the area.

    I am not sure whether the police have some one they suspect is guilty and are still trying to collect evidence before arresting them or whether they really have no idea who could be responsible.
     
  10. Grouse

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    <quote snipped for focus>

    Another possibility is train. Highly risky but I see nearby Snowdown station is on a direct line between Dover and Victoria with regular trains in each direction.

    If the witness sighting at 3PM is accurate the time of the attack is probably between 3.15 and 3.45 - from there the perpetrator could probably have made it on to the 3:59 to Victoria before Julia was found at 4PM.

    Edited to add: I measured the route from the crime scene to the station via the eastward path to Aylesham Road, and then turning right and continuing on that road to the station - it is 0.55 miles, about 8 minutes at a brisk walking pace.
     
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  11. sundaaaay

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    It’s understandably extremely difficult to piece together a crime in a location like this and the nature of the attack.

    Very little evidence so far, could be a local who dislikes her but my gut feeling is that the attacker was not known to her, completely random/opportunistic and it is a coincidence she is a police officer. It would be interesting to know if she was hit from the front or behind.

    I wonder if the attacker is possibly quite young. It would have to be someone at least familiar with the area but perhaps not exactly local. They would have to be quite strong and quick to get away. MOO
     
  12. Skigh

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    Police hunting PCSO Julia James' killer warn locals to tell family exactly where they are going | Daily Mail Online


    Meanwhile the National Crime Agency (NCA) have today joined the investigation, it has been revealed.

    The NCA primarily focuses on organised crime, human, weapon and drug trafficking, cyber crime and economic crime that goes across regional and international borders.

    However they can be brought into any investigation where it is needed. The NCA's extensive experience in cyber crime is one of its key assets to local police forces.

    A National Crime Agency spokesperson said: 'The NCA's Major Crime Investigative Support unit is providing specialist support and advice to the ongoing Kent Police investigation.'

    The spokesperson did not give specific details into why the NCA had been called into help the investigation.
     
  13. Rosegold68

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    could the perpetrator have been female?

    doesn't appear to be sexually motivated
    doesn't appear to be an attempt to hide the body
     
  14. Grouse

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    As a cyclist I do tend to associate bridleways with off road cycling as they are often used as cycle paths. Someone on a bike in normal clothing would tend to look suspicious in an off road/isolated setting, but if they were on a mountain bike or hybrid bike, and had a rucksack and all the gear on, they'd potentially not attract much attention.
     
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    I just keep thinking this was done by someone who is not of sound mind. I don't think it has anything to do with trying to take a dog at all.
     
  16. Pinkizzy

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    Hopefully, the killer will be visible on the station cctv
     
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    Several attempted dognappings in area where murdered PCSO Julia James was found
     
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