Woman Found Dead in Wisbech

12 May 2010, 16:47 | Updated: 14 May 2010, 12:11

Residents of Wisbech are being asked to search their bins for the missing possessions of a woman who was murdered in Wisbech.

Cambridgeshire Police started a murder investigation last Friday, after a 38 year old Lithuanian woman was found dead in Wisbech.

Police were called at 6pm to Milner Road, after friends of Jolanta Dumciuviene [pictured - right] became worried about where she was.

When officers got into the house, her body was found.

Jolanta's family in Lithuania have been told.

A post mortem on Saturday confirmed she died from injuries gained during an assault.

Now, detectives are asking residents of Wisbech to search their gardens and bins for Jolanta's missing possessions.

The items officers are looking for are:

  • A bunch of keys which included an Eiffel Tower key ring and possibly a grapefruit key ring, along with a number of others.
  • A White LG touch screen mobile phone.

Police believe the above items can help the murder investigation, and would like to speak to anyone who has seen the items or knows where they are.

Detective Inspector Martin Brunning, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "We have carried out extensive searches at the home of the victim and other areas including Milner Road where she lived.

"We know she owned these items, but they are missing. I am asking residents to spend a few minutes looking in their gardens, in their bins and anywhere else where these items could have been discarded.

"The bunch of keys is distinctive with its numerous key rings attached and it's vital that if anyone saw it, or her phone, they contact us as soon as possible."

The property on Milner Road, where Jolanta was found, will remain cordoned off for several days as investigations continue.

A 44 year old man, arrested on suspicion of her murder, is still in custody at March Police Station after detectives were granted extra time to question him.

DI Brunning added: "We will be talking to as many of the Lithuanian community as possible to find people who knew Jolanta, and people who may have seen her in the days leading up to her murder.

"We are looking at all opportunities available to us to find out what happened.

We are working closely with charities in the town and focus groups set up within the Lithuanian community and other European population.

It is important that we trace her movements in the week leading up to her death and for that we need people to speak to us."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DI Brunning on 0845 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Click here to see a leaflet that is being handed out by detectives investigating Jolanta's murder.