Witnesses arrive for inquest into death of murder victim Una Crown, 82, who was stabbed to death at her Wisbech home and her body set alight

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Police officers and family members were among those arriving in Huntingdon today for the inquest into the death of murder victim Una Crown.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The 86 year-old widow was found at Magazine Lane, Wisbech, on January 13, 2013. She had been stabbed and set on fire, although it was two days before detectives realised she had been murdered.

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Una Crown in her home has been released with no further action.

A 44-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested and bailed last November. He has now been released “due to insufficient evidence”. No-one has yet been charged.

She was last seen on Friday January 11, but made a telephone call to a friend at about 5pm the following day.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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Four people have so far been arrested and released by officers investigating her death.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward has been offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

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Early witnesses at today’s hearing include Mrs Crown’s niece Judith Payne. She said she still couldn’t understand why it wasn’t picked up immediately.

Her niece Judith Payne said she can’t understand how it wasn’t picked up immediately. She said her husband John had told her so from the word go that he thought there was something wrong.

Una Crown.

Una Crown. - Credit: Archant

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams.

Una Crown Inquest, Huntingdon. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

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