Carol Morgan murder: Two arrested in 40-year-old cold case probe

Thirty-six-year-old was found dead at shop in Bedfordshire town in 1981

Chiara Giordano
Thursday 01 July 2021 13:09
<p>Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Carol Morgan, 36, in Bedfordshire in 1981.</p>

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Carol Morgan, 36, in Bedfordshire in 1981.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman near Leighton Buzzard almost 40 years ago.

The body of Carol Morgan, 36, was found at Morgan’s Store in Linslade, Bedfordshire, on 13 August 1981.

Detectives investigating her death have arrested a 70-year-old man and 72-year-old woman both suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder.

The pair, from Brighton, remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Foster, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “While no-one has ever been charged in connection with Carol’s death, we remain committed to bringing those responsible to justice and finding out the truth for her family.

“I want people to know that no murder investigation is ever closed. Our cold Case unit reviews every unsolved murder and works tirelessly to explore all investigative opportunities which are available.

“That includes new evidence from witnesses or people with information – it’s never too late to share something which could help this investigation.

“Any details, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem, could be vital.”

Anyone with information about the death of Carol Morgan is asked to contact the dedicated Operation Markdown incident room number on 01480 422796.

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