Unsolved Murders

Angela Jenkinson

Age: 32

Sex: female

Date: 1 Apr 1994

Place: Barkerend, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Source: totalcrime.co.uk

Angela Jenkinson was found strangled on wasteland on 1 April 1994, Good Friday.

A suspect, who was a 31-year-old policeman, later killed himself.

Angela Jenkinson had been seven months pregnant at the time. It was reported that after her body was found, that surgeons attempted to save her unborn child but failed.

She was found about 100 yards from her home partly clothed. It was heard that on the night of her murder, the policeman had been keeping watch on a mill near her home and that Angela Jenkinson had gone out to see him three times to give him supper but that on the third occasion she didn't return. Angela Jenkinson was found early the following morning at about 7am and the policeman was arrested for her murder nine hours later.

The policeman suspected of her murder was married to a vice-squad officer. He was found dead in his red Fiat Panda car in an isolated wood near Melton Constable outside of Norwich. It was heard that he had fitted a hosepipe to his exhaust and had died from fumes.

He died two days before being due in court in relation to Angela Jenkinson's murder.

The man had been accused of murdering Angela Jenkinson between 30 March 1994 and 2 April 1994. He was initially held in custody for 17 weeks but was later released on conditional bail on 29 July 1994 and went to stay in the Norwich area. Before killing himself, the man wrote a six-page letter to the coroner, but it apparently didn't contain a confession.

Angela Jenkinson had been a supermarket check-out operator and had lived alone with her five-year-old daughter.

It was heard that the policeman had first known Angela Jenkinson eight years earlier when she had become a police informant, but that they had become lovers in August 1993. It was suggested that when Angela Jenkinson had become pregnant she had put pressure on the policeman to take care of the child, saying that she would tell the Child Support Agency that he was the father, but it was later determined that the child was not his.

It was heard that the policeman had always denied killing Angela Jenkinson and that he had felt badly treated by his colleagues and had thought that his career would be over, even if he were acquitted. He said in a letter to his son that even though he didn't kill Angela Jenkinson, the stigma of the charge would stay with him for the rest of his life and that he had lost everything including his pride, his job and everything in life he loved. It was also reported that he had just found out that his wife was having an affair and that was the last straw for him.

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see Newcastle Journal - Tuesday 29 November 1994

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