Friday, 8 May 2015

JOYCE COX AGE 4: Police murder file 'must remain secret until 2040'

 April 26, 2015 - Wales Online

Joyce Cox was sexually assaulted and murdered in Cardiff when she was days short of her fifth birthday.

Picture taken in the summer of 1939.
Joyce Cox, 4
Joyce was abducted and murdered on September 28 1939
Joyce Cox, 4, in the summer of 1939. She was abducted and murdered on September 28 1939

DNA technology 'could still identify killer'

"Persons will have given witness statements in the expectation that their information would not become public knowledge.”
Joyce's cousin Terry Phillips, 71, said: “I don’t accept the reason for refusing to release the documents. This smacks of a cover-up to me. As a result of this decision, which I am appealing against, I wouldn’t get access to the file until I was 96, even if I lived that long.
“Joyce’s murder had a devastating impact on the family. Dennis never forgave himself for letting Joyce out of his sight as they walked home. He never came to terms with it and died about eight years ago.”
The body of Joyce, who lived in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff, was found on a railway embankment near Coryton station. Close to her body, a copy of the Western Mail and a tobacco pouch were found.
Mr Phillips has been in touch with a leading forensic scientist who has told him that advances in DNA technology could make it possible to identify the killer.

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