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Appeal over Narberth murder of Angelika Dries-Jenkins

The family of a Pembrokeshire woman are appealing for help to solve their mother's murder.

Angelika Dries-Jenkins, 66, was found dead at her home in Providence Hill, Narberth, on Friday.

Police have appealed for information and say they are particularly interested in how her Skoda Fabia car ended up in Haverfordwest.

Her family called her a quiet woman with tremendous heart, spirit and fun.

In a statement issued through Dyfed-Powys Police, they said: "Over the last two years, she fought against and overcame serious illness. She wanted to live.

"The violent nature of our mother's death is in all too horrible a contrast with the way in which she lived her life."

They said Ms Dries-Jenkins, who would have turned 67 on Sunday, first came to Pembrokeshire 40 years ago on honeymoon, and chose it as her home and place to raise her family.

"She could not have imagined living anywhere else," they said.

"We are asking the people of Pembrokeshire and the community of Narberth in particular to please assist the police in whatever way they can.

"The person or people responsible for killing our mother must not be sheltered or protected but prevented from doing anything like this to any other person or family ever again."

Det Supt Pam Kelly, the senior investigating officer, said police had already received vital information from the public.

She said a key part of the inquiry focused on Ms Dries-Jenkins's car, which was taken from her home.

The champagne-coloured Skoda Fabia, registration number GP05 LNY, was found at St Thomas Green car park in Haverfordwest at about 1300 BST on Saturday.

Det Supt Kelly said: "We know that vehicle has travelled in the Narberth and Haverfordwest area during the past week.

Image caption The Skoda Fabia was found at St Thomas Green car park in Haverfordwest on Saturday

"I would like people to help me because I need to know who has been driving that vehicle and who has been in that vehicle."

Detectives said at the weekend that Ms Dries-Jenkins could have been murdered at any time last week.

Residents in Narberth reacted with shock that a murder had been committed in what is normally a quiet area.

Local councillor Elwyn Morse said the community was in shock at the murder of a "very kind hearted, kindly natured person."

Ch Supt Dean Richards, divisional commander for Pembrokeshire, said he understood people may be frightened and concerned, but that there were extra officers on patrol.

Anyone with concerns, or any information that might help the investigation, can contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.

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