Public help sought in murder hunt

Murder squad detectives investigating the death of paedophile Gordon Boon are appealing for the public's help in locating items of property that have not yet been recovered since his death.

Murder squad detectives investigating the death of paedophile Gordon Boon are appealing for the public's help in locating items of property that have not yet been recovered since his death.

The major investigation team is looking to trace several items that could assist with the inquiry which was launched after 73-year-old Mr Boon was found strangled at Rabbit Lane, Great Witchingham, on October 6. Mr Boon, from Norwich, was a convicted sex offender although detectives do not think his criminal past is linked to his death.

The items are personal belongings that he had with him when he was last seen. They include a brown leather jacket with dark mahogany brown coloured elasticated bottom and full collar. It has two zip fastening chest pockets and two hand pockets on the side with no fastening.

They would also like to trace navy blue trainers with white soles and Velcro fastening; brown frame glasses with clear plastic bifocal lenses - GILES branded; a gold watch with a white face and a black leather strap; and a burgundy Motorola V3 mobile phone.


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Finally officers want to find a black leather wallet, approx four inches by three inches with a central fold. It fastens with a leather strap and popper clasp. The wallet has a section inside which opens out to hold credit cards.

Det Chief Insp Steve Strong, who is leading the investigation, said: 'The motive for the murder of Gordon Boon remains unclear and it is very important that we catch and charge the person responsible for this crime. Your information could lead us to identify the murderer and bring that person to justice.'

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Contact the major investigation team at Norfolk police on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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