Timeline: Karen Price 'body in carpet' Cardiff murder case

2nd July 1981 - Last sighting of Karen Price. She was 15 years old and livingat a residential children’s home in Cardiff at the time.

Karen Price was living at a residential children’s home in Cardiff at the time of her disappearance

7th December 1989 - Workmen digging at the rear of 29 Fitzhammon Embankment, a house in the Riverside area of Cardiff, find the buried remains of a young woman wrapped in a carpet.

Karen's remains were discovered in the garden of 29 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff

26th January 1990 - Police announce the remains are believed to be those of Karen Price. A clay reconstruction of the skull is revealed, which is used for comparison with her photo.

A clay reconstruction was made from the skull for comparison with a photo of Karen Price

26th February 1991 - Idris Ali and Alan Charlton are found guilty of murder.

Alan Charton arriving at court

21st December 1994 - Idris Ali walks free from Cardiff Crown Court. His initial conviction for murder quashed, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was released, having already served five years in jail.

Idris Ali leaving court

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