Merseyside’s 159 unsolved murders across the last 90 years

There have been 159 unsolved murders in Merseyside across the last 90 years.

All the cases, which date back to 1931, are all kept on file with officers never losing hope that they might catch the people responsible.

The long list starts with the murder of Julia Wallace which is one of the city's longest running mysterious.

Mrs Wallace's murder has been described as Liverpool's 'impossible' murder, with the details of the case typing investigators up in knots.

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Dubbed "The Locked Room Murder" it has baffled detectives for decades and marks the first on a list of 159 cold cases that the force has yet to solve.

While many of the crimes go back decades, others are far more recent involving ongoing investigations as opposed to cold case files.

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All unsolved murders are subject to regular reviews which take into consideration any new information or developments in forensic science.

Previously, Merseyside Police has said that they are committed to finding the people responsible for the crimes.

Earlier this year, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said: "Many of these are current investigations and we are continuing to following lines of enquiry.

"The older cases are subject to regular review by the Serious Crime Review Unit (SCRU) to establish if there have been any new developments."

The name of every victim from Merseyside's current unsolved murder is listed below, along with the date they were killed and their age at the time of their death.

Julia Wallace – 20/1/1931 (age 52)

George Fowler – 17/10/1936 (age 28)

George Parker – 21/4/1944 (65)

Charles Greeney – 2/2/1946 (11)

Jaw Kay – 2/2/1946 (56)

Derek Andrew Warden – 2/10/1947

Mohammed Ahmed – 29/9/1950 (60)

Lilian Harris Parr – 16/4/1951 (54)

Lilian Beryl Beech (daughter of Lilian Harris Parr) – 16/4/1951 (23)

Percy Standish – 5/8/1952 (26)

Alice Barton – 24/9/1955

Louisa Kate Ingham – 01/04/1957 (71)

Veronica Mary Chen – 16/4/1957 (29)

Josheph Farrell – 15/12/1957 (54)

Harry Baker – 23/06/1958 (61)

Antonio Sebastian Lobo – 3/11/1959

Henry Parkinson – 18/12/1959 (1)

James Patrick Brennan – 14/11/1960 (45)

Georgina Smith (nee Bevis) – 10/2/1961 (62)

Maureen Ann Dutton – 20/12/1961

Maureen Cope – 6/02/1963 (15)

Richard Lambert – 28/3/1964 (37)

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Frank Jones – 5/4/1964

Maureen Patricia Joyce – 15/4/1964 (25)

Charles Griffiths – 06/05/1964 (83)

Mary Josephine Adamson – 20/10/1964 (50)

Brian Ashley – 12/7/1966 (22)

"Unknown baby" – 30/11/1966

Keith William – 14/1/1967 (26)

Eva Fletcher – 27/02/1967 (80)

John Calvin Adams – 30/3/1969 (24)

John Brennan – 11/9/1969 (46)

Isobel Wilson – 1/1/1971

"Unidentified female baby" – 31/07/1972

Pauline Alison Riolo – 29/7/1972 (29)

Michael Rafferty – 6/8/1973 (72)

Gerrard Hayes – 10/12/1973 (57)

Thomas Allender – 2/11/1975 (53)

Sydney Edward Foulkes – 18/1/1976 (32)

Robert Henry Jones – 27/2/1976 (73)

Margaret Ann Armishaw (aka Peggy Sketch) – 30/7/1976 (28)

Mabel Agnes Jones – 22/10/1976 (52)

Robert Peter Exon – 18/4/1979 (43)

David Ronald Thomas – 2/2/1980 (24)

Margaret Ann Gore – 13/2/1980 (86)

John Kenneth Greenwood – 16/8/1980 (11)

Gary James Miller – 16/8/1980 (11)

Josephine Mary Budworth – 22/4/1985 (32)

Leslie Budworth – 22/4/1985 (4)

Mark Budworth – 22/4/1985 (2)

Jeffrey McNish – 10/8/1985 (22)

Rosemary Allen – 27/7/1987 (27)

Ronald Carmagnole – 12/12/1987 (28)

Henry Hayes – 27/6/1988 (73)

Peter James Gibson – 15/11/1988 (33)

Keith Tasker – 25/12/1989 (24)

Brian G Fitzmaurice – 3/2/1990 (49)

Tony Lasikiewicz – 6/7/1990 (6 months)

Darren Roughley – 3/11/1991 (24)

Damien Patrick Darcy – 12/12/1991 (28)

James Henriksen – 22/4/1992 (37)

James Alan Crowther – 28/6/1992 (23)

Anthony Carlett – 25/2/1994 (33)

Colin McLachlan – 18/3/1994 (26)

Michael Donovan – 14/4/1994 (31)

Leslie Woodward – 31/7/1994 (17)

Julie Finlay – 6/8/1994 (23)

Barry Ballie – 15/11/1994 (42)

David Ungi – 1/5/1995 (36)

Anthony Jackson – 12/5/1995 (39)

Gordon Miller – 27/11/1995 (36)

Khalid Ahmed – 3/12/1995 (21)

Owen Benito Graham – 1/5/1996 (48)

Baby May – 27/5/1996

George Edward Bromley – 18/11/1997 (33)

John Haselden – 1/12/1997 (24)

Natasha Denmark – 15/7/1998 (3)

Albert Sandford – 24/7/1998 (72)

Charles Nelson – 2/9/1998 (65)

Mary Daulby – 19/10/1998 (76)

Everton Binns – 21/1/1999

James Anthony Sinnott – 23/4/1999 (40)

Stephen Brian Palmer – 5/5/1999 (42)

Jack Hughes – 5/6/1999 (18)

Brian William Jones – 30/8/1999 (22)

Michael Ennis – 2/3/2000 (27)

David Lees – 13/5/2000 (37)

Andrew Leighton – 1/7/2000

Paul Rogers – 5/8/2000 (27)

Susan Kelly – 3/9/2000 (38)

Clay Lee Benjamin – 21/10/2000 (24)

Gary Watkinson – 15/12/2000

Hussein Obad – 7/2/2001 (19)

George Price – 2/4/2001 (34)

Mark Thompson – 2/4/2001 (30)

Mary Halliwell – 19/4/2001 (92)

Richard Clayton – 25/7/2001 (31)

Ian Clarke – 8/9/2001

Anthony Lawler – 11/10/2001 (45)

Lynden Nowell – 24/1/2002

Bruce Graham Davies – 25/7/2002 (41)

Joanne Wilson – 21/10/2002 (22)

Daniel Regan – 10/12/2002

Joan Keating – 13/12/2002 (51)

Carl Seaton – 15/12/2002

Edward Byrne – 3/1/2003 (66)

Brenda Wynne – 11/1/2003 (63)

Andrew Jones – 9/3/2003 (18)

Peter Singleton – 27/3/2003

Denis Hales – 31/5/2003 (45)

Danny McDonald – 1/1/2004 (20)

Craig Eaton – 24/2/2004

Michael Singleton – 11/4/2004

Florence Bell – 2/5/2004 (79)

Shing Cheung – 15/5/2004

Jesmin Campbell – 18/6/2004 (5 months)

Curtis Kinsella – 6/9/2004

Paul Mooney – 13/11/2004

Elizabeth Higgins and Hugh Higgins – 18/11/2004

Joseph Peloe – 28/12/2004 (45)

Mohsin Ali Shah – 30/7/2005

Lucy Hargreaves – 3/8/2005 (22)

Anne-Marie Foy – 15/9/2005 (46)

Anthony Cavanagh – 24/9/2005 (21)

Stephen Lloyd – 13/7/2006 (26)

James Stanton – 24/7/2006 (58)

Henry McHarron – 21/4/2007 (62)

Ryan Woolley – 11/8/2007 (21)

Raymond Shearwood – 19/8/2007 (36)

Colin Bernard Smith – 13/11/2007 (41)

Mark Corkhill – 17/2/2008 (39)

Margaret Briers – 30/3/2008 (82)

Sean Finnan – 05/01/2009 died 09/01/2009 (23)

Ben Smith – 7/1/2009 (19)

Daniel Marsh – 30/1/2009 (26)

Maureen Marsh – 18/4/2009 (57)

Ruby Grace – 5/5/2009 (7 months)

Abdul Mohamed Kadir – 26/1/2010

Nicholas Ayres – 29/4/2010 (46)

Paul Anthony Pike – 5/6/2010 (24)

Colin Hughes – 21/9/2010 (42)

Edward Francis Pybis – 3/1/2011 (21)

Joseph Cummins – 20/1/2011 (25)

Christopher Monks – 16/3/2012 (23)

Paula Hounslea – 6/5/2012 (40)

Joseph Gerard Thompson – 14/6/2012 (32)

Jamie Starkey – 2/12/2012 (21)

Karl Peter Bradley – 22/3/2013 (32)

Kevin Wilson – 7/2/2015 (28)

Darren Poole – 14/8/2015 (37)

Thomas Baker – 27/1/2017 (43)

Aaron Lewis – 1/2/2017 (26)

Yousef Sonko – 31/5/2017 (18)

Adam Ellison – 4/11/2017 (29)

Fatah Warsame – 6/5/2018 (21)

Carl Russell – 7/10/2018 (28)

Leroy Ottey – 17/10/2018 (26)

James Taylor – 7/02/2019 (34)

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