Northumbria Police have released childhood pictures of a murdered man in an attempt to help catch his killer.
32-year-old John 'The Badge' Roberts was found dead inside his home in Winlaton a year ago on Sunday December 16.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for the public to come forward and help them catch his killer. Detectives are hoping that DNA found at the scene could prove key in finding out who killed him. John was found dead in the living room of his Winlaton,Gateshead home having suffered a serious head injury.
Forensic enquiries carried out at the scene identified DNA evidence. Analysis of this DNA showed that it belonged to a female. Detectives are keen to identify this female, as she could have vital information that could help solve the murder.
The impact that John's murder has had on his family is immeasurable and his mother Jennifer Roberts explains the effect his death has had on the Roberts family:
In June 2012, six months after he was killed, police filmed and released a video reconstruction of John Roberts' last known movements in an attempt to jog people's memories. The video can be viewed here - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=Ot2b89fhSCc](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot2b89fhSCc) Officers will be carrying out enquiries in the Park Terrace area of Winlaton around the time of the anniversary of the death speaking to local residents about John's death and appealing for information - one year on from his murder. Anyone who has any information into the unsolved murder of John Roberts is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.