A relaxing evening at a Norwich disco, then the 10.25 p.m. bus back home to Aylsham, Norfolk this was how Susan Long, 18, spent the last few hours of her life on Thursday, March 10th, 1970. Unbeknown to her a killer was waiting as she got off the bus. He dragged her down a lonely country lane, raped her, strangled her with the straps of her handbag, then tossed her body into a puddle.
Intriguingly, he left his blood on her clothes, and it belonged to a rare group fitting only four per cent of the population. Nearly a thousand local men were examined, but of the 16 of them who were in the same rare blood group, all had alibis.
The following weekend, another 18-year-old girl, Jackie Ansell-Lamb, was raped and murdered in Cheshire after thumbing a lift. Her killer has also never been found. But the case of Susan Long was re-opened in February, 2004, when DNA was extracted from the blood on her clothes. UK Murder Stories from True Crime Library.
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