Officers investigating the murder of Eastbourne student Janet Müller, whose body was found in a burning car in Ifield on March 13, have released video stills and footage of her in Portslade the night before her death as they continue to try and trace her final movements.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi, who is leading the investigation for the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said, “We are extremely grateful to Janet’s family for their co-operation in agreeing to allow release of these images, which are the last known of Janet before she died.
“We are very keen to learn about her last movements between leaving Mill View Hospital and the discovery of her body in Ifield on Friday, March 13. The images show her walking in Portslade, in a subway at 10.33pm on Thursday, March 12, the second in Station Road at 12.28am and the final one walking east towards Brighton and crossing Sackville Gardens near the BP garage at 12.55am.
“If you saw her in the area around those times or perhaps a little later, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Madeira. Even if you think you may have seen her or that your sighting was only brief, please do call as your information could prove very important to us.”
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with her murder. He will appear at Guildford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on April 9.
A 34-year-old woman from Dulwich, south east London, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. She was released on police bail until March 30, which has since been extended to May 13 while enquiries continue.
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