Anyone with information should ring the Police quoting Operation Ensign
or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A reconstruction and fresh appeal for information from Detective Superintendent Nick May in the Bosham murder inquiry featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme on Monday night (28 April).
Valerie Graves was found dead with significant head and facial injuries at a house in Smugglers Lane, Bosham, on Monday 30 December. She and other members of her family had been staying at the property house sitting while the owners were away over the Christmas period.
Sussex and Surrey Major Crimes Unit
Det Supt May said; “We know that a hammer is not usually used by burglars and the murderer would have known the amount of harm they could inflict on someone with the hammer when they entered the house.
“It is likely that this person would have a history of violence and this would be known to someone close to them or to a professional who has worked with them, either now or in the past.
“This is about catching a killer who is still at large. Whether it’s a personal or professional relationship you have with this person, we need you to come forward and stop this happening again. Valerie’s family deserve to know what happened.”
Police would like to hear from anyone who say anything suspicious or unusual in the area from the afternoon of Sunday 29 December to 10am on Monday 30 December.
They are offering a reward of £10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.