Lack of closure hard to bear
Of the hundreds of murders that have taken place in Kent since 1960, a total of 54 – almost one for every year – remain unsolved.
That’s 54 families who are yet to receive answers about why their loved ones were snatched away.
The violent nature of the deaths - which include stabbings, drownings, strangulations, shootings and an explosion - makes the lack of closure even harder to bear.
Adrian Milner died 12 days after being hit in the face in a brutal and unprovoked attack in Murston just after Christmas 2010.
Despite emotional pleas from his family and two arrests shortly after the attack, no one was ever charged.
In Thanet, businessman David O’Leary was gunned down at his home in Lydden in February 2008.
The anguish felt by his family is plain to see and his father Dan has displayed large appeal posters ever since his murder.
Father-of-four Danny King was shot dead at his home in Ditton while his wife and grandchildren were asleep in the next room.
Police described the murder in October 2008 as “brutal and horrific” and renewed their appeal for information a year later – to no avail.
Chatham man Antoine Denis, 66, was found dead in his flat with a single stab wound in January 2010.
Three people were arrested and one was later charged with murder, but the case was dropped before it went to trial.
Danny King, shot dead at his home