Unsolved Welsh murder cases still open

TEACHER Caroline Evans, was found dead by a farmer in a copse on Pant Tywyll, Coedpoeth, near Wrexham, in 1945.

The teacher, who lived with her husband Edward in Park Road, Coedpoeth, had left home to visit her mum at the City Arms in Minera at 10pm, but never arrived.

The shocking murder attracted national media attention at the time and a massive inquiry involving Scotland Yard detectives.

But despite an intensive police investigation lasting years, the killer of the 39-year-old teacher has never been found.
THE death of crippled Hugh Watson in a Llanrwst fire in December 1976 baffled detectives.

The 77-year-old had been stabbed 22 times, but died from a fire in a hayloft.

Detectives were puzzled why Mr Watson, who had no relatives, should have been subjected to such a vicious attack and torture, as he was not robbed of his wallet; it was found in the ashes, containing £18.
Though police appealed for two men seen boarding a train for Llandudno Junction early the following morning, nothing came of it. The investigation has been reopened since, but there has been no further progress.

THE badly-burned remains of farmer’s widow Doreen Morris, 64, were discovered at her home in Mill Road, Holyhead, in March 1994.

The mother-of-three, pictured right, had been stabbed, but police were subsequently unable to secure a conviction over her death.

Subsequent checks revealed that property had been stolen from the bungalow where Mrs Morris lived alone, apart from her two pet corgis.

Police believe the killing was a bungled burglary. A BBC Crimewatch reconstruction of the widow’s death in April led to renewed calls for information.

WIDOW Elsie Hughes, 90, pictured left, was found brutally battered to death in her own house for less than £200, which was missing from her home in Hawarden Road, Abermorrdu, near Wrexham.

She was found in a pool of her own blood in September 2005, after it is thought she disturbed the intruders.

In March 2007, two men were arrested on suspicion of the murder, but were later released without charge.

Photographs of trainers similar to those believed to have been worn by the killer were released in 2008, but nobody has been linked with the murder since.

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