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Joanna Yeates: Greg Reardon, Cider And A Stalker

by | 29th, December 2010

JOANNA YEATES: The cider, the boyfriend and the “pretty” victim. Anorak’s look at the murder of Bristol woman Jo Yeates in the news:

The Sun (front page): “DID JO KNOW HER KILLER?”

Dunno. The Sun says she bough two bottle of cider and a pizza before returning home. One bottle had been opened and half of it drunk. The pizza is missing.

And for those of still wondering why Jo Yeates is front-page news – and the other 27 unsolved murders in the Bristol area alone are not – the mawkish Neil Syson tells us that she was a “pretty landscape architect”.

Syson then delivers this fabulous piece of armchair detective work:

Though few clues have emerged, it appears increasingly likely a stalker or someone Jo knew managed to get into her ground-floor flat in upmarket Clifton, Bristol.

Was it someone she knew? Or was it someone she did not know? Well…

Daily Mirror (front page): “Not A Suspect”

The person not a suspect is Greg Reardon, Joanna’s boyfriend, with whom she lived. To prove how much he should be ignored, the Mirror puts a big photo of his face on its front page.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones tells us:

No, he’s a witness in this investigation. There are a number of inquiries we are pursuing and at this stage, I am not prepared to speculate whether there are any suspects or what those lines of inquiry might be.”

Daily Express (front page): “Massive dragnet for the Bristol strangler”

Seventy police and support staff are on the case.

Says David Yeates, the murdered woman’s father:

“We are sure that the police know more about what happened than they are telling us, but at the moment we are not questioning them because we feel they are doing their best.”

He adds:

Last week was the worst of our lives and we are hoping that we will never have to go through anything like this again. Things were made just that little bit less terrible when we saw Jo’s body. It was a relief to see her body again – we just said ‘welcome back’.”

The case in photos:

joanna-yeates-family



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