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40 years on: Two people arrested in 1981 murder investigation

30 Jun 2021

Detectives investigating the death of a woman near Leighton Buzzard nearly 40 years ago have today arrested two people on suspicion of murder.

Carol Morgan’s body was found at Morgan’s Store in Finch Crescent, Linslade, on 13 August 1981. She was 36 years old at the time.

On Wednesday (30 June), a 70-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman from Brighton were arrested on both suspicion of her murder and conspiracy to murder. They have since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Foster from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “While no-one has ever been charged in connection with Carol’s death we remain committed to bringing those responsible to justice and finding out the truth for her family.

“I want people to know that no murder investigation is ever closed. Our Cold Case Unit reviews every unsolved murder and works tirelessly to explore all investigative opportunities which are available.

“That includes new evidence from witnesses or people with information - it’s never too late to share something which could help this investigation. Any details, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem, could be vital.”

Anyone with information about the death of Carol Morgan is asked to contact the dedicated Operation Markdown incident room number on 01480 422796.

Information can also be provided on the Operation Markdown page (opens in a new window) on the Major Incident Public Portal site.

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