Police investigating the murder of the Bath woman, Melanie Hall, have revealed they are following up new leads which they describe as 'significant and very interesting'. It comes on the fourth anniversary of the discovery of Melanie’s remains. Detective Superintendent Mike Courtiour, who is leading the investigation said:
He also revealed that police have found and recovered a car that could be relevant to the inquiry:
Melanie Hall was 25 when she disappeared from a nightclub in Bath in June 1996. Her remains were found 13 years later next to a motorway slip road in South Gloucestershire on October 5, 2009.
A post-mortem showed that she had severe head injuries. Her body was wrapped in black bin bags and tied with blue rope before being left in vegetation alongside the slip-road. Members of her family have given their reaction to the latest news. Melanie's father, Steve Hall said:
Her sister, Dominique added:
Anyone with information can contact the Murder Incident Room on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.