Unsolved Murders

Sandra Court

Age: 29

Sex: female

Date: 3 May 1986

Place: Avon Causeway

Source: www.dailyecho.co.uk

Dorset detectives mounted a full-scale murder investigation after teenagers on a Duke of Edinburgh award scheme made the horrifying discovery at the Avon Causeway, between Burn and Sopley, on May 3, 1986.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled, but with minimum force.

Her body was identified the following day as that of the 29-year-old Sandra Court, who had just finished her job as a section head in the transactions department of a major insurance company to take up a post as nanny to a family in Spain the following week.

She had celebrated her departure, first at an office party, and then at Steppes nightclub in Swithuns Road, Bournemouth.

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