Unsolved Murders

Hilary Ball

Age: 52

Sex: female

Date: 27 Dec 2004

Place: Hindleap, Ashdown Forest, Horsted Keynes

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Hilary Ball was found hanging from a tree in Ashdown Forest.

She had disappeared on 13 December 2004 after leaving her home in Horsted Keynes for work in Haywards Heath where she worked for an insurance company.

Her cause of death and inquest verdict are not known, but before her body was found the police launched a murder inquiry and then arrested her husband but he was later released without charge.

Her car, a blue Toyota Yaris, was found on 13 December 2004 near the Ashdown Cricket Club near to Ashdown Forest where she was found.

She was 5ft 4ins tall and had been wearing a green Berghaus jacket.

Her body was found on 26 December 2004 by a couple that had been walking their dog about a mile away from where her car was found.

Hilary Ball was said to have been a keen rambler and also to have suffered from depression.

She had been married for 19 years.

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