Similar crime, different investigation…

Even though the woman in the following story was killed in England five years ago, the police in this investigation thought it important to locate her missing clothes. (Like Theresa, Ms. Olivais was found partially nude from the waist down in a river.)

I bet if the detectives in Norfolk received a tip of women’s clothing being found in the vicinity, they wouldn’t have waited a week or two to follow up on it.

Monday, 29 April, 2002, 17:44 GMT 18:44 UK
Strangled woman was asylum seeker

A female asylum seeker whose body was found in a river had been strangled, according to police.

Domingas Silva Olivais’s body was discovered in the River Bure, at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, (England) on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who worked as a cleaner at an Asda store in the town, arrived in Britain from West Africa two years ago.

A holidaymaker found her partially-clothed body in the river near the Stracey Arms.

Police said the woman had an eight-year-old daughter.

She was last seen alive outside the Asda supermarket in the town on Saturday at about 2200 BST.

A post-mortem examination revealed that she had been strangled.

Detective Inspector Steve Strong, who is leading the murder investigation, said his officers were looking for the woman’s clothes which were missing from the waist downwards when the body was discovered.

However, police say there is no evidence that she had been sexually assaulted.

Police divers are carrying out a search of the area where she was found.

Maritime Missy


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