Joanna Yeates’s Murder In Photos: A Blonde Victim Always Sets The New Agenda
JOANNA Yeates was murdered. The 25-year-old Bristol woman was strangled. She died from what police term a “compression of the neck”.
Police believe her body was left on a verge (not a ditch) in Longwood Lane, Failand, North Somerset “several days” before she was found.
The last known movements of Joanna Yeates were on December 17. She went to the Bargain Booze shop. She then bought a pizza in Tesco Express in Clifton. Police believe she went to her home. A receipt from her shopping trip was at the flat. The pizza was not there.
Joanna Yeates’s death is horrific and unexplained. A killer is at large. But why is her death leading the news agenda?
Consider the news options, other than the young blonde woman. Like Melanie Hall. But not Glenis Carruthers. The news rule is: “If it bleeds, it leads”. And if the victim is blonde and young, it goes national. So:
The older woman:
Yvonne Tuner – West Mercia Police found the body of 59-year-old Yvonne Turner in the Walshes Estate area, Stourport-On-Severn on Christmas Day. Her death is “unexplained”.
Detectives are investigating the murder of a 45-year-old Romanian man whose body was found at a plant nursery near Chichester.
And this not suspicious?
Police have confirmed that a man’s body was found next to a popular Portsmouth pond. Dog walkers discovered the body at Baffins Pond, in Copnor, Portsmouth. The 44-year-old local man, whose body was found on a pathway next to the pond, had been in the water at some point but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.
A local murder:
Martin Edwards…was found dead in his ground-floor flat at Piper’s Court in Old Foundry Road, on Christmas Day. Yesterday morning the three men and a woman arrested on suspicion of murder were taken to Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court in a convoy of police vehicles…
The case in photos: