Wisbech murder: Una Crown suspect released on bail

Una Crown and Jack Crown Mrs Crown ran Elm Post Office with her late husband Jack after they got married in 1948

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering an 86-year-old woman found dead at her home has been released on bail.

Una Crown's body was discovered burned and with stab wounds in Wisbech on 13 January.

Cambridgeshire Police arrested a 58-year-old man in connection with her death on Thursday. He was bailed on Friday afternoon.

Post-mortem tests revealed Mrs Crown died from her injuries.

Police said they believe there was an electrical fault with the hob on Mrs Crown's cooker, but could not confirm whether that started the fire or whether an accelerant was used.

Three men were seen near her home on the Saturday night between about 23:30 and 23:45 GMT, the force said.

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information which leads to the conviction of her killer.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cambridgeshire

Weather

Cambridge

11 °C 6 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Music scoreFinal score Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop


  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • A cyborg cockroachClick Watch

    The cyborg cockroach – why has a computer been attached to this insect’s nervous system?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.