Eastbourne’s cold cases to be shown on TV tonight

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TWO UNSOLVED cases in Eastbourne will be featured on a documentary tonight (Tuesday) on Channel 5 at 8pm.

Killers Behind Bars will feature the cold cases of Jessie Earl, the art student whose remains were found at Beachy Head nine years after she went missing, and Louise Kay, the Polegate teenager who disappeared without trace after a night out in Eastbourne in 1988.

The programme is the brainchild of criminal psychologist Dr David Wilson who believes serial killer Peter Tobin, currently behind bars for murdering three young women, may be responsible for the two women’s disappearance.

The criminal psychologist interviews Eastbourne Gazette and Herald chief reporter Annemarie Field, who worked on local newspapers when 18-year-old Louise Kay disappeared and when Jessie Earl’s remains were found at Beachy Head in 1989.

Dr Wilson believes Tobin, who reportedly worked in Eastbourne in the late 1980s, holds vital clues.