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Polished Off By The Cleaner?

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Polished Off By The Cleaner?
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Where's Gil Grissom when you need him? Before London gets their own version of the hot shot crime scene investigator TV series, the police will have to do. They've got a real nut to crack with the murder of 94-year-old Thea Zaudy.

CCTV footage of the suspected murderers, including Mrs Zaudy's cleaner, show them carrying a large empty suitcase from Notting Hill station and later lugging the same suitcase, now full, back to the station. Another one of London's thousands of cameras caught them boarding a car with a suspected accomplice at Ealing Broadway. Mrs Zaudy's remains were later discovered in Oxfordshire.

Detectives are always looking for a motive for the crime. In this case, the victim was "a little old-fashioned" and kept cash in her flat, cash we assume was lifted by the killers. The trial continues, though presumably sans gruesome autopsy close-ups and evolving re-enactments of the murder.

By Kai

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Last Updated 20 February 2008