Police to return to Crawley murder scene

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Police investigating the murder of a woman in Crawley will be returning to the scene to speak to potential witnesses.

The body of student Janet Müller was found in the boot of a Volkswagen Jetta car, which had been set on fire in Rusper Road, Ifield, on Friday (13 March).

A post mortem showed the 21-year-old University of Brighton student, from Eastbourne, had died of smoke inhalation.

Officers will be in Rusper Road from 2pm to 4.30pm today (Friday March 20) asking people if they recall seeing a grey Volkswagen Jetta car in the road or the area.

They will be handing out leaflets with a picture of the same model and make of car on them.

Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “I am appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a grey Volkswagen Jetta in Rusper Road, Ifield or in the area.

“Officers are returning to the scene a week after the murder and will be talking to people and just asking them to stop for a moment to think about whether they were in the area at the relevant time and whether they saw this car or anyone acting suspiciously.”

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with murder.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Madeira or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.