Killed by a stranger

Twin Anne Cook was stabbed to death while walk­ing her dog…

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Back in May 2000, po­lice in Wat­ford were ap­proached by a shocked dog walker who said he’d found the body of a woman in a lo­cal park.

The body was that of 35year-old Anne Cook, who’d been out walk­ing her King Charles spaniel when she’d been stabbed sev­eral times.

‘It was a vi­o­lent act,’ says In­spec­tor An­thony Mun­day. ‘There was lots of blood – it was quite a shock­ing scene.’

This week’s Mur­der­town tells how Anne’s dev­as­tated twin sis­ter Su­san made a plea for in­for­ma­tion and many wit­nesses came for­ward say­ing they’d seen a man in a blood-stained vest run­ning from the scene.

‘For this kind of crime to have hap­pened on peo­ple’s doorsteps sent shock­waves through the com­mu­nity,’ says lo­cal re­porter Martin McGlown.

Soon po­lice found the mur­der weapon close to the M1 and lo­cated Leon Amos, who’d served time for rape and at­tempted rape. Amos’ blood was found on the knife and he was ar­rested sev­eral days later.

Even­tu­ally, in 2001, Amos was found guilty of mur­der. But for Anne’s par­ents and sis­ter, the pain will never go.

‘One can only imag­ine what it must be like for

Su­san,’ says Martin. ‘Ev­ery time she looks in the mir­ror, she’s re­minded of the beau­ti­ful sis­ter she lost.’

CI is on Sky chan­nel 156 and Vir­gin chan­nel 275

Bru­tal death… Anne (right) with twin sis­ter Su­san and Anne’s King Charles spaniel

Vi­o­lent act… Leon Amos was jailed

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