Five-year appeal over killing of Liverpool prostitute

Anne Marie Foy
Image caption Anne Marie Foy was beaten and strangled in 2005

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman found dead in Liverpool are appealing for help to trace her killer, five years on from her death.

The body of Anne Marie Foy was found dumped in a wooded area off Crown Street, near Royal Liverpool Hospital, on 15 September 2005.

The 46-year-old, who had been working as a prostitute at the time, had been beaten and strangled.

Despite a number of arrests no-one has been convicted of her murder.

Det Supt Ian Kemble, leading the investigation, said: "The last five years have been difficult for Anne Marie's family, who are still trying to come to terms with their loss of their mother and grandmother.

"This family cannot even contemplate finding any closure until the person responsible is caught and put before the courts and justice is done.

"This is still very much an active investigation and we will leave no stone unturned in our investigation to the find the person responsible for Anne Marie's murder.

"I would urge anyone who has information which could be valuable to the investigation team to come forward.

"Someone out there could have information which could prove vital to our inquiry. It may seem irrelevant to them but could be the piece of information we need to bring the offender to justice."

In 2008, a 39-year-old man, from Netherley, was questioned by Merseyside Police and later released on bail.

A 44-year-old man appeared in court charged with her murder in 2007 but it later emerged that his confession was false.

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