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Friday, 18 January 2013

"Tuula Hoeoek Murder Revisited"

Fresh hunt for killer in 1966 murder case

Police in Jersey have begun a fresh hunt for the killer of a woman who died nearly half a century ago.

The body of Tuula Hook was discovered in a field in St Clement on New Year's Eve in 1966.

A specialist Cold Case team has been set up to reinvestigate the unsolved murder.

Detectives believe somebody knows who killed her.

She was last seen at a bus stop in Georgetown on the night of 29 December 1966. She was heading to see friends at the Pontac House Hotel but never arrived.

Police believe she didn't catch a bus and instead accepted a lift off somebody in a passing car.

Detective Inspector Lee Turner said, "I firmly believe that there is someone still living in Jersey today who holds vital information as to what happened to Tuula that night and who has not yet come forward to the police and shared this information. 

Detective Inspector Lee Turner's appeal to the killer

"Perhaps someone close or known to them returned home that night or the next day acting strangely or out of character, perhaps even with injuries, or blood or mud on their clothing or vehicle. Perhaps their personality changed over the next few days or weeks, or perhaps in the months or years that followed they have said something which has caused others concern."

A special hotline has been set up for islanders wanting to contact the Cold Case Team. It's 612952.

Anyone with information can call the team on 612952, or via the police switchboard on 612612, or can e-mail them at Calls can also be made in confidence to  Crimestoppers on  0800 555 111.


  1. Ian.

    Notice how it's not titled a "Historic" murder in the Headline? The word "Historic" only seems to apply to Child Abuse as told to us by Abuse Survivor TOM PERRY

    1. Yes, I noticed that as well.

  2. Get the "New Tricks" team over, they will have it wrapped up in 60 minutes!