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22 January 2013, 12:01
Crimestoppers is offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever murdered a pensioner in Wisbech.
The body of 86 year old Una Crown [pictured - right] was found in her bungalow in Magazine Lane in Wisbech on the morning of Sunday 13 January.
Tests found Mrs Crown, a widow, had been stabbed to death and then set on fire.
Police believe her clothing was set on fire to try and hide her injuries and destroy any evidence.
Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday 11 January, but had spoken to a friend on the phone at around 5pm the following day.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hutchinson said: "I hope this reward will motivate someone to come forward with that crucial piece of evidence that will lead us to Mrs Crown's killer.
This was a horrific murder of an elderly woman in her own home.
Someone out there knows what happened on the night she was killed and I would urge them to do the right thing and call police or the charity Crimestoppers."
Crimestoppers Eastern Regional Manager, Ann Scott said: "This innocent lady was violently killed and robbed of her life in her own home.
It is saddening news that individuals can commit such crimes and go as far as burning the victim's clothing in an attempt to hide their hideous acts of malice.
This community has been left shocked and horrified by this crime.
If anyone knows anything at all about what happened and who is responsible for this crime then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our secure online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.
The charity is offering this reward to help get to the bottom of who is responsible for this murder.
All genuine information is valuable to us so please get in touch."
The £10,000 reward can only be claimed by those who provide information to Crimestoppers directly on 0800 555 111 which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mrs Crown's murder.
Anyone involved in the murder will not be eligible to claim any of the reward.