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New Suspect Arrested in 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

A major breakthrough has occurred in the decades-old unsolved murder of Olive Wilkinson. Detectives have arrested a 63-year-old man today, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, following a renewed investigation into the tragic events that unfolded on June 10, 1983.

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

Olive Wilkinson, 36, was found dead inside her family home on Montague Street, Cleethorpes, having sustained fatal injuries. Despite extensive efforts at the time, the case remained unsolved, leaving her family without answers for over four decades.

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

The breakthrough came after a cold case review was initiated in 2023, prompted by new information related to Olive’s death. Detectives meticulously re-examined the evidence, leading them to a previously unidentified suspect. The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, is now in police custody.

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

Detective Chief Inspector Amy Keane-Christie, the Senior Investigating Officer from the Major Crime Team, emphasised the significance of this development: “The information received has led to the arrest of a man who is a new suspect in the investigation. Our dedicated team of specialist detectives is actively reviewing and progressing the case.”

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

Olive’s family has been informed of the arrest and is receiving support from family liaison officers. Scene guards are currently in place at various locations in Cleethorpes as searches continue.

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

Detective Keane-Christie urged anyone with relevant information to come forward: “If you have concerns or details that may assist our investigation, please speak to one of our officers. Alternatively, you can report information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111 or call our non-emergency number, quoting investigation reference log 69 of May 21.”

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

New Suspect Arrested In 1983 Cold Case Murder Investigation

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