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Fresh Appeal In Ten-Year-Old Murder Case

Monday January 23 2012

Deceased - Vera Cooper - 10yr anniversay appeal 23.1.12 Deceased - Vera Cooper - 10yr anniversay appeal 23.1.12

BARNSLEY police have launched a fresh appeal into the death of a Barnsley pensioner - ten years after she was killed.

Vera Cooper was 80 when she was found dead in her home on Greenbank Walk, Grimethorpe on January 24 2002. A worried neighbour raised the alarm and contacted relatives, as they couldn’t get in touch with her.

Although it was initially thought she had died from natural causes, an examination from a Home Office pathologist later revealed that she had been strangled.

A spokesman said: "Officers believe her home was burgled, however, there was no sign of forced entry but the back door and conservatory door were unlocked. Because Vera was known to be very security conscious and not the type of person to let anyone in, police believe she knew the caller responsible for her death.

"Despite an extensive investigation over the last ten years, no one has been brought to justice for her death."

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 246 of Monday, 23 January 2012.

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Reply Posted by Jackiemg073 on Monday January 23 2012 at 12:03
Just a word to you out there, I am a family member of someone also murdered in there own home nearly 7 years ago.  Please let this family sleep at night and am pleading with the general public to solve this crime, give a thought for the family, give them peace, give them hope cos I sure know how that feels.........and more importantly give them the right kind of justice they deserve, we havent had ours yet.  This is the least I can do, being from a family going through the same torment 10 YEARS, lets get this solved barnsley x

Reply Posted by June on Tuesday January 24 2012 at 10:33
Thank you for your comments i really do feel sorry for  all your family too, no one knows what it feels like to go through the murder of one of their family until it happens too them, i am June Price Vera Coopers daughter.
I hope you get the justice you all deserve too.x 

Reply Posted by Toniee Beevers on Tuesday January 24 2012 at 15:52
Awww god i really hope they find whoever has done this.thought are with the family and fingers crossed that justice will be done!!! R.i.p vera xxxxx