25 years on, we still hope to find who killed Sarah
THE twin brother of a Huddersfield woman murdered 25 years ago remains hopeful that the killer will one day be brought to justice.
Jimmy Lewin, 60, who lost his sister, Sarah Lewin, in January, 1994, says not a day goes by when he doesn’t think about her.
Sarah, who was 35, was found bludgeoned to death at her home in Bradley Boulevard, Sheepridge, on January 14.
Police - who are conducting a “cold case review” of the murder - said at the time of her death that Miss Lewin may have known her killer and let him or her into her home.
Jimmy hasn’t given up hope that the killer or killers will be caught.
“I think about her every day,” he told the Examiner.
“Time is moving on, as I am 60 now. There are no developments and it’s getting pretty hard.”
Jimmy, who lives in Dalton, said the family were “hoping and praying” for detectives to catch the killer.
“Sarah’s kids, Leanne and Kyle, are adults now. We would all like to know what happened.
“It would be nice if somebody came along with information.
“These two, Leanne and Kyle, no longer have their mother there, which can’t be easy for them.” Jimmy says he believes there is more than one person who knows who killed his sister.
“There’s got to be more than one person who knows who did it. There’s no two ways about it.”
Jimmy thanked the Examiner for publishing stories about the case and said he hadn’t given up hope of a police breakthrough.
“We are all hoping and praying that somebody is going to be arrested and convicted for it.
“We want the person who did it found - whether they are dead or alive.
“We want some closure on this - for me, the family and for Sarah’s kids.”
Last year, West Yorkshire Police confirmed that the case was being looked at by a review team.
This week, the force stressed that unsolved murder investigations were never closed.
Detective Superintendent Jim Griffiths, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry team, said: “It’s now 25 years since Sarah Lewin was murdered in her own home.
“The amount of time that has passed in no way diminishes our desire to achieve justice for the victim and her family.
“No unsolved murder investigation is ever closed and we actively review our cold cases and any bit of information could help unlock the answers and bring some closure to her family after all these years.”
Jimmy Lewin, right, and Jason Johnson, brothers of Sarah Lewin, who was murdered in Sheepridge in 1994
The killer - or killers - of Sarah Lewin have never been found