The killer of 20-year-old Caroline Pierce took her from her basement flat in Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, on Tuesday, November 24th, 1987, raped and strangled her, and dumped her body 40 miles away on Romney Marsh in Kent, where it wasn’t discovered until mid-December.

Police investigated a link with the rape and murder of Wendy Knell, 25, a shop manageress, also from Tunbridge Wells, who was murdered five months previously and in a similar fashion. In both cases the women had distinctive key rings and in both cases these were stolen by their killer.