During March and April 2016, my 4th and final year at Abertay University, I was afforded the opportunity to work on an on-going murder investigation by my 'Advanced Forensic Psychology' tutor, Dr Penny Woolnough.
Dr Woolnough was approached by Police Scotland to assist in providing support to a long-term murder investigation, led by Norfolk Constabulary. The case related to the headless body of a woman found in Norfolk in 1974.
We were to undertake a review of newsprint media coverage in the Dundee area between 01/06/1973 and 01/06/1975 to identify any females reported missing at that time and connect other murders and/or incidents which may provide a link to the case.
Press Coverage: January 2016 - March 2020
March 11th - Great Yarmouth Mercury: Is headless corpse Yarmouth's
January 25th - Norfolk Constabulary: DNA could solve 1974 murder
January 24th - BBC NEWS: Norfolk headless body inquiry finds missing women
July Issue. Vol 29 - The Psychologist: Students help police with their inquiries
May 28th - BBC News England: Norfolk 1974 headless body case: Dundee students find 'new leads'
April 15th - The Times: Students work on murder inquiry
April 15th - Courier: Students scour old newspapers for cold case murder inquiry clues
April 14th - Tay FM: Students help cold case detectives probe Dundee links to headless body mystery
April 14th - Eastern Daily Press: Students help Cockley Cley cold case detectives probe Scottish links to headless body mystery
April 14th - Great Yarmouth Mercury: Students help Cockley Cley cold case detectives probe Scottish links to headless body mystery
April 14th - Herald Scotland: Students help cold case detectives probe Dundee links to headless body mystery
April 14th - Daily Record: Students help cold case detectives probe Dundee links to headless body mystery
April 14th - BBC Tayside & Central: Students help detectives in 1970s cold case murder investigation
April 14th - Evening Telegraph: Dundee students assists with Norfolk murder case
April 14th - ITV Anglia: Unsolved death of headless corpse found in Norfolk maybe linked to Scotland
April 14th - Abertay Uni Press Release: Student sleuths assist police with ongoing murder investigation
April 13th - Courier: Abertay students help police with gruesome murder probe
April 12th - Scotsman: Scots students to help with 40-year headless woman mystery
March 18th - Evening Telegraph: Murder Cops Visit City for New Clues - Abertay Students Involved in Investigation
January 29th - Evening Telegraph: Murder clues lead detectives to Dundee
January 28th - Great Yarmouth Mercury: Appeal for memories of ‘Duchess’ who went missing at time of murder
January 27th - Watton & Swaffham Times: Detectives investigating Cockley Cley headless woman believes her identity will lead to her killer
January 25th - Great Yarmouth Mercury: DNA breakthrough in 40-year-old Cockley Cley murder case
January 24th - BBC News England: Norfolk headless body inquiry finds missing women