Detectives are still hunting the killer of a mum found with her throat slashed after a blood-stained glove failed to provide a breakthrough.
Veronica Anderson, known as Vera, was found slumped over the front seats of her blue X-reg Ford Cortina car on land off Tannery Lane in Penketh, Warrington, 29 years ago today.
Cheshire Police have renewed an appeal for information in an effort to crack a murder case which went cold decades ago, and finally achieve justice for her heartbroken family.
Vera, 42, was a popular and "fun-loving" woman who ran a business supplying sandwiches to businesses in the Widnes area alongside her daughter.
But the last hours of her life are shrouded in mystery.
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The mum-of-two left her home in Hadfield Close in Widnes at 10.10pm, on August 24, 1991, when she told a neighbour to watch her six-year-old son because she "had an appointment."
Police say she left after a receiving a phone call, and even left her TV switched on suggesting she believed she would only be gone a short time.
Witnesses later reported seeing a woman, matching Vera's description, speaking to a man in the Crown and Cushion pub, Penketh, between 10.30pm and 11pm that night.
Detectives said they believed that man may have been the killer.
Shortly after 3am the following morning, a man out looking for a gang of teenage car thieves spotted her vehicle and made the chilling discovery.
According to Liverpool ECHO reports from the time, a Home Office pathologist estimated the time of death would have been between 11.30pm and 2.30am.
The pathologist also said the severity of the wound to her neck meant she would have died almost instantly.
Despite an inch by inch search of the scene, police never recovered the murder weapon.
However a cotton glove with the brand name 'Minette' was recovered, stained with what forensic testing revealed was the victim's blood.
Speaking in 1991, then Detective Superintendent Keith Anderton told the ECHO: "The glove was found during an intensive search of the area around where Mrs Anderson's body was found.
"There was blood on it. We have had it tested by forensic scientists and it is the victim's blood. We have concluded that it was worn by the killer."
Cheshire Police also said at the time that they were "reasonably certain" a length of cord found in Tannery Lane had been in the killer's possession.
Det Supt. Anderton said: "He seems to have prepared to do the killing and to have worn the gloves, or at least one glove, at the time."
The case featured in an episode of Crimewatch later that year and despite theories that the killer may have been a long distance lorry driver, no real suspects emerged.
Speaking a few days after her death, Vera's daughter Lorraine Anderson, then 19, tearfully told a press conference: "My mother was a fun-loving woman and a good mum.
"If anyone knows anything or saw anything on Saturday night or Sunday morning will they please come forward.
"It is very strange that she should just go out of the house that like that.
"My mother was separated and worked very hard to bring us up. Anyone who can help find the person responsible for killing her should please come forward."
Fast forward 29 years, and detectives at Cheshire Police are still working the case.
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Detective Inspector Adam Waller said: “Vera’s family were left heartbroken by her death and have had to live with what happened over the past 29 years.
“Someone out there must know something about what happened that day. I appreciate that it is a long time ago but I am sure that if you witnessed something you would still remember this now.
“Anyone with any information is urged to come forward – even the smallest detail can be crucial.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting occurrence number 0709373610.
If you do not want to speak to the police then information can also be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.