Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Biggest Ever DNA Test in Hunt for Sally Anne Killer

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Biggest Ever DNA Test in Hunt for Sally Anne Killer

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Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT

POLICE are to stage Britain's biggest ever mass DNA screening in a bid to trap the killer of model Sally Anne Bowman.

About 2,500 men are to be asked to give DNA samples and fingerprints in the hunt for the 18-year-old's murderer.

More than 5,000 homes in Croydon, near to where Miss Bowman lived, are to receive letters asking men to come forward to help police.

Detectives have drawn up a list of about 2,500 men who live within a mile or so of the murder scene.

Miss Bowman's killer is described as white, of proportional build and aged between 20 and 40.

Officers are convinced he lives locally or has some connection to the area.

Miss Bowman, whose dream was to become a Vogue cover girl, was stabbed to death and then sexually assaulted after returning from a night out with friends in Croydon.

She was attacked yards from her home in Blenheim Crescent in the early hours of 25 September last year. She had been dropped off at her home by her former boyfriend, who has been ruled out as a suspect. …

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