New Murder Weapon Searches

5 December 2011, 11:42 | Updated: 6 December 2011, 10:21

Ground penetrating radar's been used in new searches for the weapon used to kill a 76 year old Hungarian man found dead at home in Wellingborough.

The body of Karoly Varga, who was also known as Charlie, (right) was discovered at his house in Cannon Street on Saturday 30 July 2011.  Northamptonshire Police think he was murdered on the afternoon of Wednesday 27 July, shortly after receiving a visitor.

Three days of searches have now been carried out in Cannon Street, including in the gardens of specific homes.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, who is leading the investigation, said "We have carried out a number of searches this week, as we continue to track down the offender for this horrible murder.

“We are still trying to locate the murder weapon and items of clothing that may have been discarded by the offender after the murder. We deployed ground-penetrating radar during our searches in the Cannon Street area. This is a useful non-invasive tool that can assist us in surveying an extensive area in a short space of time.

"Should any anomalies be detected, we would then be able to investigate these using conventional methods. Unfortunately, on this occasion we were unable to locate anything significant.

"However, we would like to continue to appeal to the community for information. With the change in weather and the fallen leaves, it is likely that things may become more visible that previously would have been concealed.

"People may come across items like clothes, possibly blood stained, training shoes, or indeed the murder weapon, that could have been dumped in the vicinity.

"I would also like to appeal to anyone in the Cannon Street area or the Town Centre, who may have personal or business CCTV relating to Wednesday 27 July, and would ask them to come forward."

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.