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This is the story of the cold cases which have puzzled detectives in England for decades. It starts with three episodes exploring what was Norfolk’s biggest ever murder inquiry - the killing of 14-year-old schoolgirl Johanna Young at Christmas 1992. Created by Eastern Daily Press journalist Tom Bristow, Unfinished hears from people who haven’t spoken about the cases for years and explores how, despite all the evidence, killers have got away.

This is the story of the cold cases which have puzzled detectives in England for decades. It starts with three episodes exploring what was Norfolk’s biggest ever murder inquiry - the killing of 14-year-old schoolgirl Johanna Young at Christmas 1992. Created by Eastern Daily Press journalist Tom Bristow, Unfinished hears from people who haven’t spoken about the cases for years and explores how, despite all the evidence, killers have got away.
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This is the story of the cold cases which have puzzled detectives in England for decades. It starts with three episodes exploring what was Norfolk’s biggest ever murder inquiry - the killing of 14-year-old schoolgirl Johanna Young at Christmas 1992. Created by Eastern Daily Press journalist Tom Bristow, Unfinished hears from people who haven’t spoken about the cases for years and explores how, despite all the evidence, killers have got away.

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English

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Episodes

7: Michelle Bettles: Our daughter

4/8/2019
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The parents of murdered Norwich prostitute Michelle Bettles speak out 17 years after her disappearance from the city’s red light district.

Duration:00:45:30

6: Jeanette Kempton: The body in the field – Part Three

3/7/2019
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How do you solve a case like Jeanette’s 30 years on with no murder scene, weapon or witnesses? A cold case detective gives his verdict and we hear about links to serial killer Steve Wright.

Duration:00:28:16

5: Jeanette Kempton: The body in the field – Part Two

2/28/2019
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Police step up their investigation but are 16 days behind the killer and get little information in Jeanette’s home patch of Brixton. In Suffolk, meanwhile, the sightings of two vehicles offer them hope.

Duration:00:26:16

4: Jeanette Kempton: The body in the field – Part One

2/18/2019
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It is the afternoon of Saturday, February 18th 1989 and a rabbit hunter finds a decomposing body in a field in rural north Suffolk. It turns out to be a 31-year-old mother from Brixton, Jeanette Kempton. Who was she and what was she doing in Suffolk? This episode looks at the background to a case which has remained cold for 30 years.

Duration:00:27:57

Trailer: Jeanette Kempton - The body in the field

2/5/2019
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How does the body of a young mother from south London end up in a field 120 miles away in rural east England? Why is a man arrested for her murder when police have no evidence against him? Why was she killed and most importantly who did it? These questions in the case of Jeanette Kempton have gone unanswered for 30 years.

Duration:00:01:54

3: The Girl in the Pit - Part Three

11/9/2018
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Who killed Johanna? The police make arrests but lack evidence to charge. We hear from a new witness and the last friend to see her alive.

Duration:00:30:53

2: The Girl in the Pit – Part Two

11/2/2018
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How was Johanna Young killed? Police launch a murder investigation but run into problems.

Duration:00:34:52

1: The Girl in the Pit - Part One

10/26/2018
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It is Christmas 1992 in the small Norfolk town of Watton and a 14-year-old girl has just been found floating face down in a pit. This episode looks at the background to the killing of Johanna Young.

Duration:00:28:26

Trailer: Johanna Young case

10/24/2018
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Trailer for the Unfinished podcast which explores cold cases in east England, brought to you by the Eastern Daily Press. It starts by looking at what happened to schoolgirl Johanna Young who went missing from her home town of Watton, Norfolk, on December 23rd 1992\. The 14-year-old’s body was found three days later floating face down in a freezing pond. Nobody has ever been charged over the killing.

Duration:00:02:22