Date: 1 Jan 2002
Julie Dorsett was found dead in an allotment.
Her head was found in a water tank and her body was buried nearby.
Her boyfriend of the time was tried for her murder twice but acquitted.
She was reported missing in 2002 and her remains were later found in August 2008.
She was thought to have been beaten to death and dismembered before being dumped in the allotment.
The boyfriend was suspected of Julie Dorsett's murder, it was heard, because they had had an abusive relationship and Julie Dorsett had often been seen with bruises. It was also heard that she had continually said that she was going to leave her boyfriend because of the abuse but she never did.
During the investigation, undercover policemen moved in next door to Julie Dorsett in order to befriend the ex-boyfriend and one even later moved in with him and their conversations were recorded.
It was heard that the ex-boyfriend had previously owned a plot at the allotment where he had grown cannabis.