Date: 17 Jan 1990
Doris Kellett was clubbed to death in her home.
She was beaten over the head with a blunt instrument and was later found dead in a pool of blood. She died from a fractured skull.
Her body was found at 6.45pm on 17 January 1990 by her home-help.
The police said that a ring and money were found to have been stolen from her.
She had lived 20 yards from the Cleckheaton police station on the opposite side of the street.
Doris Kellett had earlier been to the church centre at the Central Methodist Church in Greenside, Cleckheaton.
Her neighbour said that she first heard of her murder when the home-help came round and told her. She said that when she went round to Doris Kellett's house she saw her on the floor covered over with a blood stained cloth and said that her settee was also blood-splattered.
She was described as an independent old lady who had her wits about her.
see Examiner Live
see Sandwell Evening Mail - Thursday 18 January 1990