‘Discover this monster earlier than he destroys one other household’: Uncle of murdered mother-of-two PCSO Julia James pleads for the general public to assist catch her killer
- Michael Turnbull has appealed for assist to search out his nieces, Julia James’s killer
- The PCSO was bludgeoned to dying on a path close to her dwelling in Canterbury
- Her physique was recovered on Tuesday afternoon in woodland close to her dwelling
- Police have nonetheless not discovered a homicide weapon or a motive for the brutal killing
The uncle of murdered PCSO Julia James yesterday urged the general public to assist the hunt for her killer, saying: ‘Let’s discover this monster earlier than he may cause extra grief to a different household.’
The 53-year-old grandmother was bludgeoned to dying whereas out strolling her Jack Russell terrier on a path by means of woodland near her dwelling within the Kent hamlet of Snowdown, close to Canterbury.
Dozens of officers have combed the woods and surrounding fields since Tuesday afternoon when her physique was discovered however they’ve but to discover a homicide weapon or a big clue to her attacker’s id.
Julia James on her wedding ceremony day, along with her son Patrick (left) and daughter Bethan (proper)
The physique of PCSO Julia James, pictured, was discovered on Tuesday afternoon close to her dwelling within the Kent hamlet of Snowdown, close to Canterbury
Heartbroken uncle Michael Turnbull (pictured), from Canterbury, appealed on social media for the general public’s assist to catch the killer
Heartbroken uncle Michael Turnbull, from Canterbury, appealed on social media for the general public’s assist to catch the killer.
‘Julia has been taken from us by some nugatory, cowardly excuse for a human being for no different cause than his personal sense of self-gratification to justify what he did, abandoning a household stuffed with damaged hearts and unhappiness,’ he mentioned.
He informed how she was a mom to 2 youngsters, Bethan and Patrick, and a grandmother to Jaxxon. ‘Julia was humorous, type, caring, at all times noticed the great in folks and, most of all, was full of affection.
‘Please share this and allow us to discover this monster earlier than he may cause extra grief to a different household.’
His shifting attraction got here because the police group help officer’s daughter Bethan Coles, son-in-law Chase and grandson Jaxxon paid a go to to a makeshift memorial to learn the heartfelt messages left with dozens of floral tributes.
Mrs James had been working from dwelling when she took her canine Toby for a day stroll. She was seen leaving at round 3pm earlier than her physique was discovered an hour in a while a rustic path along with her loyal Jack Russell ready by her aspect.
Kent Police investigators described a possible sexual motive for the homicide as ‘an essential line of inquiry’. They declined to reveal whether or not her physique was discovered absolutely clothed.
Detectives have additionally not dominated out a hyperlink to Mrs James’s work as a PCSO with the Kent drive, most just lately as a member of its home violence unit. Nationwide Crime Company officers are additionally serving to the investigation.
Floral tributes have been left close to the scene have been PCSO James was murdered. Police are nonetheless looking out the realm in search of the homicide weapon or proof linking the killer to the crime
Two girls lay flowers in a park in Aylesham village yesterday near the scene the place PSCO Julia James was discovered
Two PCSOs patrol the realm close to to the flowers left for PCSO Julia James at a park in Aylesham village in Kent
Native residents have voiced their fears over the killer nonetheless being at massive. One feminine canine walker reported a person in a van exposing himself to her two weeks in the past, a mile from the scene of the homicide.
The killing occurred simply two miles from the place Lin Russell, 45, and daughter Megan, six, have been bludgeoned to dying in 1996. 9-year-old daughter Josie was left near dying however recovered.
Mrs James’s husband Paul, 57, a hypnotherapist she married 4 years in the past, has up to now been too upset to talk of his loss. Her son Patrick Davis, 23, has mentioned he’s devastated by his mom’s dying.
Police colleagues have additionally been paying tribute to the PCSO, who served for 15 years, by leaving flowers by the village of Aylesham’s mining memorial not removed from her dwelling.