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Victoria Hall murder: Trimley St Mary teenager's death remains mystery after man is released




The mystery of who murdered Suffolk teenager Victoria Hall remains unsolved after a man police were questioning in connection with her death was released without charge.

Earlier today, police were given extra time to question the man who was arrested on suspicion of the 1999 murder yesterday.

But the man, who had not previously been arrested in connection with the Trimley St Mary teenager's death, has this afternoon been released under investigation 'pending further enquiries'.

Victoria Hall was only 17 when she went missing after a night out in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police
Victoria Hall was only 17 when she went missing after a night out in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police

Victoria was only 17 when she disappeared in the early hours of September 19, 1999, after a night out with a friend in Felixstowe.

The pair had been to the Bandbox nightclub in the town's Bent Hill before leaving at around 1am to get food from Bodrum Grill in Undercliff Road West.

The young friends then set off on the two mile walk home.

A police officer places flowers near the spot in Creeting St Peter, where the body of Victoria Hall was discovered (Sean Dempsey/PA)
A police officer places flowers near the spot in Creeting St Peter, where the body of Victoria Hall was discovered (Sean Dempsey/PA)

They split up at around 2.20am in Trimley St Mary's High Road - just a stone's throw away from Victoria's family home.

Her parents awoke the next morning to find their daughter missing and a police investigation was launched.

The teenager's naked body was found by a dog walker five days later in a ditch in Creeting St Peter, 25 miles from where her friend last said goodbye.

Twenty years after Victoria's murder, after new information surfaced, Suffolk Police reopened the investigation into her death.

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