British police has shown CCTV footage of one of the five prostitutes murdered in eastern England as they continue a search for a possible serial killer. The video shows Anneli Alderton travelling on a train between the towns of Harwich and Colchester on 3 December, a week before her body was found.
Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull has called on anyone who saw her that day to come forward. “We now need to piece together Anneli’s movements after this image was captured,” he said. “At what station did Anneli get off the train? And where did she go after that?”
More than 300 police officers are involved in the investigation into who killed the five women. Investigators say the victims all knew each other and believe the cases are linked. They have watched 10,000 hours of CCTV footage and fielded 9,000 telephone calls.
They have also been searching for clues at railway lines skirting the town of Levington near Ipswich where the bodies were found, looking for items of the victims’ clothing. The five women were discovered naked – two in a brook, the third in a wood and the last two close to a road. Police have contacted more than 300 sex offenders in the country. They say they are interested in speaking with around 100 other people.