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Suzy Lamplugh: New hunt for estate agent's body in Sutton Coldfield more than 30 years after murder

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Police investigating the murder of Suzy Lamplugh more than 30 years ago have confirmed they are searching a home in the West Midlands.


The estate agent disappeared after going to meet a client in Fulham, south-west London, in July 1986.

Miss Lamplugh, 25, was presumed murdered and declared dead in 1994, but her body has never been found.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed on Monday night that an address in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, is being searched.

Nobody has ever been charged in connection with Miss Lamplugh’s disappearance, but officers named convicted killer John Cannan as their prime suspect in 2002.

Scotland Yard said it would not comment on “speculation surrounding the search” after the Sun reported police were digging in the back garden of a home that once belonged to Cannan’s mother.

A spokesman for the force said: “Officers from the Met are currently carrying out a search at a premises in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. 

“The search follows information received in relation to a historical unsolved investigation being led by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command. Colleagues from West Midlands Police are supporting.

“We will not be commenting on speculation surrounding the search, or providing any further information at this time.”

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