Will the Bosham murderer ever be caught?

Valerie Graves was murdered as she slept in Bosham on December 30, 2013
Valerie Graves was murdered as she slept in Bosham on December 30, 2013
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Today marks the second anniversary of the brutal murder of Valerie Graves.

The grandmother was house-sitting in a property in Smugglers Lane, Bosham, when she was savagely killed in her bed just days after celebrating her 55th birthday with family on Christmas Day.

Valerie's family appealing for information a year ago

Valerie's family appealing for information a year ago

Despite one of the largest investigations Sussex Police has ever carried out and a number of high profile family appeals, Valerie’s killer remains at large.

On the second anniversary of her murder, police have reiterated their determination to catch the culprit.

They have a limited DNA profile of the killer from the claw-hammer used in the attack, and having taken samples from 2,500 men with a connection to the village, they want to eliminate another 2,500 from their inquiries.

Experts disagree about the motive behind the murder, with some saying it was a failed burglary while others believe it was a targeted attack.

Valerie Graves was house-sitting in Smugglers Lane

Valerie Graves was house-sitting in Smugglers Lane

But exactly two years after the shocking crime, many believe the man responsible will never be brought to justice.

Do you think he will ever be caught? Let us know by commenting below.

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