Date: 13 Jan 2013
Place: Magazine Lane, Wisbech
Una Crown was stabbed and burned at her bungalow.
She had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest and neck, but her death was not initially thought to be suspicious and as a result the crime scene had become contaminated and forensic evidence was lost. Her injuries were not found until 48 hours after her body was found. After the pathologist found her injuries, he said that they should have been obvious to the police from the start. One of the policemen that had been first to the scene said that he saw no signs of a forced entry and said that her death had looked accidental.
She was found dead in her hallway with her clothes burnt to a crisp.
It was thought that she had let her killer or killers into her property.
Several arrests were made but no one was charged.
She had been a postmistress.