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Villagers invited to give DNA samples in unsolved murder

Police are inviting people in the West Sussex village of Bosham to give DNA samples to rule themselves out of an inquiry into the unsolved murder of Valerie Graves in 2013.

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Extensive murder investigation yields no suspects

Today's DNA screening is a last resort for Sussex Police who have interviewed more than 9,500 people as part of the extensive inquiry into the murder of Valerie Graves.

A police notice is seen in the street where the murder happened in December 2013 Credit: PA

A BBC Crimewatch appeal and a £20,000 reward have failed to yield any suspects or charges.

On the first-year anniversary of the murder last month, officers handed out leaflets and put up posters about the DNA screening.

Graves' death shocked the small community of Bosham, which featured in an episode of the ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders.

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