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£20,000 reward in hunt for Julie’s killer—after six years

PUBLISHED: 19:16 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:09 05 October 2010

Julie... her remains found on allotment six years after murder

Julie... her remains found on allotment six years after murder

DETECTIVES are offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to prostitute Julie Dorsett’s killer—after more than six years. Julie’s remains were discovered in East London at allotments at Walthamstow on August 24, wrapped in a duvet

By Mike Brooke

DETECTIVES are this week offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to prostitute Julie Dorsett’s killer—after more than six years.

Julie’s remains were discovered in East London at allotments at Low Hall Farm in Bridge Road, Walthamstow, on August 24, wrapped in a duvet.

But she had been missing for six years—last seen alive leaving a friend’s home six miles away in Bethnal Road, Stamford Hill, on October 3, 2002. She was then 33 and had a 13-year-old son, now aged 19.

SEARCHING ALLOTMENTS

Officers began further searches yesterday (Tuesday) in and around Julie’s former home in Clapton and around the allotments at Walthamstow.

Det Ins Andy Chalmers said: “Julie was a known sex worker, heavy drinker and drugs user who frequented Upper Clapton and Stoke Newington areas.

“She was well known in her community and didn’t travel very far.

“There are people who know about her disappearance and have information on how she died and what happened to her remains. I urge them to come forward.”

A man of 52 was arrested on October 23 in connection with Julie’s death and was bailed to return to police this month.

Detectives tonight appealed for anyone with information to call the incident room on 020-8358 0200, anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.


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