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Police hope DNA will lead to Hove murder victim's killer
10:40am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
Police hope DNA analysis of items surrounding the body of murdered Lea Williams will reveal who killed him.
Today marks five weeks since Mr Williams’ body was discovered in the area nicknamed the “bat caves” where he lived, close to the pitch and putt golf course in Hove.
So far police do not have a suspect for the killing.
Detective Inspector Wendy Burton said: “Forensic examinations of the many items that were found lying around Lea’s body are ongoing.
“DNA testing like this takes time but it is a vital part of the investigation and may tell us who else was in the archway with Lea between Sunday, February 10 and Monday, February 11, when his body was found by three project workers.
“Lea died as a result of horrific head and face injuries and we have to find the persons responsible.”
Police are still working their way through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage that was recorded in the area.
Officers say that will continue until they have spoken to everyone seen near the crime scene.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Depot.
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