Monday, 13 August 2012

15th Anniversary The Star News Paper Article - Catch Sheffield mum’s killer

EDIT Please note the below article states my mum was found under a mattress it was infact a divan bed base.
Catch Sheffield mum’s killer
Patricia Grainger
Published on Monday 13 August 2012 06:00

THE suffering son of a Sheffield woman stabbed, sexually assaulted and strangled 15 years ago is using the anniversary of her death to make a heartfelt plea for help to catch the killer.

Daniel Grainger, aged 20, from Foxhill, was just five years old when his beloved mum Patricia was murdered.
Her body was found dumped under a mattress near a brook close to her home on Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, in 1997, but her killer has never been caught.
Today, 15 years after Daniel was given the heartbreaking news that his 25-year-old mum had died, he urged anyone with information or suspicions about the culprit to come forward.
He also called for South Yorkshire Police to make a nationwide appeal for information on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme in the hope that new evidence comes to light which could help detectives crack the case.
Daniel, who set up the Who Killed My Mum website four years ago, said he is devastated that nobody has ever been brought to justice for the death and is disappointed over the lack of progress police appear to be making with the case.
The last significant development came in 2008 when two men, aged 51 and 59, were arrested in connection with the incident and later released without charge.
Daniel, who is due to start an event management course at college in September, said the murder wrecked his childhood.
“I lost my mum and a childhood with her when she was killed,” he said.
“I was only five when she died, so when I try to think back to what I can remember of my childhood with her it was when she took me to the park one day - it’s the only strong memory I have.
“I don’t need the anniversary to remind me of what I have lost, I live with it day in day out, but I hope that using this anniversary to re-appeal for people to come forward with information her murder won’t go unsolved forever. It’s just disappointing that I am doing this rather than the police.”
He said police have partial DNA evidence from the crime scene and with advances in technology he hopes science may eventually prove to be the key to the case.
“The police say this is a cold case and will be reviewed every three years but I would like them to take it to Crimewatch in the hope that someone somewhere might see the appeal and come forward,” he added.
“With the DNA they have and advances in science any little thing could be important. It’s got to be worth a try?
“People might think its just another murder, but to me it’s my mum, and if for some reason people are hiding things they need to come forward after all this time because holding that kind of information makes them just as evil as the person who did this.
“As a family we can’t move on until we get justice and we don’t think this should be treated as a ‘cold case’ and only reviewed every few years - we want people working on this all the time until they find out who did this.”
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that the investigation into the death of Patricia Grainger in 1997 is still open and ongoing and police are still keen to bring someone to justice.
During 2008 the case was reopened and new information came to police attention, which led to a significant investigation but did not lead to the identification of the offender.
A large number of enquiries have been undertaken since that time, including a full forensic review and the case is constantly being reviewed by officers in the Major Incident Team.”
n Anybody with information about the killing is urged to ring 101 and quote incident number 414 of August 10, 2012.
Source: The Star

Also i have typed up a few more old news paper articles available to be read on the website.
Recent Publications
Articles I Have Typed Up

Friday, 10 August 2012

15th Anniversary.

15 Years ago today you was stolen from us, By an evil person with the mind of a monster, A monster who we do not know. A monster who is still walking free living life as you should be doing instead your not here to look after us, Your not here to tell us that today should be like any other day, instead its not, its a day of sadness, a day of memories we wish we didn't have, a day we wish that it didn't have to be this way.. It still mess's with our heads that on this day 15 years ago someone hurt you ,
Someone took your life away, Someone took my My Mum away. My Mum who never hurt anyone, I cannot forget you, But i wish i could forget what happened to you,
what somebody did to you, It tears my heart out every time i think about you.
Knowing you should be with us, I miss you, We all miss you, and for as long as we have each over we wont give up till we know who did it.. Even if we never find out we can always live in hope.
R.I.P Mum and send my love to Nan i miss you both and wish you both could still be here. But if my wishes got answered I wouldn't be writing this id be celebrating the fact that the B******* who did this was locked away.. but they're not. xxx

Friday, 3 August 2012

15th Anniversary 1 week away

In 1 weeks time it will be my mum's 15th anniversary since her murder back in August 1997.
As always when it gets close to her anniversary i cannot do anything other than think about my mum and what happened to her.

I'm feeling as though this is how its going to be for the rest of my life when it gets close to My mums anniversary, birthday or Christmas time.Ill be Staring at the computer updating this blog to ask for people to come forward.

All i want from this website/blog is that one day we can get closure, One day we can find out who did this, One day someone will be paying for this.

I haven't spoken to the police in about 3 years the last time we spoke i was informed due to reasons of possible evidence to not tell people the full extent of what happened to my mum the day she was murdered, Having read the Post-Mortem and having to live with what i read that day is sickening, I do wish i never read the Post-Mortem but without knowing what happened it also does not help.

The last time we spoke with the police we suggested maybe they try crimewatch UK to hopefully appeal to the public and a much wider audience of people being aware and hopefully in the end catch who did this. How ever the police inspector said it would waste too many man hours and too many phone calls to sit through... But how can this be a waste of man hours if it gets them any closer to catching who did this. Maybe what people have told me for a long time that the police haven't done enough is true... maybe its definitely got me thinking. Even if it got them no further its worth the try isn't it? If this kind of thing happened to them I'm sure they would want the police to do everything they possibly can in order catch them.. Its what i think i don't care if it takes thousands of man hours are we not entitled to justice? I don't want to sound selfish and i know there is allot of unsolved murders and I'm sure anyone else going through this would want this too...

Also although not released publicly by the police they have found 2 Partial DNA Profiles from under my mums fingernail fibres, one of a male and one of a female. The police say the DNA profile's are not enough to search the DNA database however it is enough to eliminate anyone from enquires.

I just feel its been 15 years, Nothing as changed from 15 years ago relating to the case and its about time it was put to an end i know it probably wont, like i said i could still be here in 15 years time writing on this blog and still pleading for someone to come forward. but if i don't try nobody else is gonna!

Last we heard from the police was the murder was a cold case its still open but it will only be reviewed once every 4 years, however to be honest I'm sure more than myself think that this will be a simple look at the paper work and think try again next time.. Useless... I'm sorry South Yorkshire Police ... but i don't think you have done enough for my mums case. You only looked again at my mums case because of the publicity from my website.

Alot of messages i get via the website say how much of a good thing i have done ect with setting up the website and getting it attention, and i just want to say without the help of my family and my aunty sharon i probably woudn't be here today never mind posting on this blog so i have alot to thank them for and they have all been a big part of this our campaign.

Also to help get a few more pages into googles search i have writen up some of the articles from the news articles page, Ill get to the others when i can but till then if you want to read any or who know may help someone remember you can read them via the below links.


Another look at the timeline i posted back in April 2009, Someone posted on my message board stating i should bring it to the front of attention so below is another look at the timeline.
Information myself and my aunt have found within newspapers and other sources which we think may help some people remember.

A short run up to the time of my mum’s death.

Monday 4th

My Nan (Harmina Mum’s Mum) phone my aunt Sharon (Mum’s Sister) to say my mum had not come home that day.

Tuseday 5th

She was seen on Tuesday around the area her body was found.

Wednesday 6th

Sharon phoned my Nan and she still wasn’t back so my aunt told my Nan to call the police, My Nan and granddad went looking for her at friends and around the area.

Was spotted at northern general hospital with someone.

Friday 8th

Was spotted around the Holgate area.

Saturday 9th

She was seen 22 hours before she was found.

Last seen talking to a man at 7:45am at the Junction of Holgate crescent and Holgate road Saturday august 9th.

She was seen the night before her body was found near Buchanan road.

Sunday 10th

She was found dead in the brook

Close to brook a scruffy looking man was seen Sunday august 10th early hours around the time she was killed, A woman was terrified to walk past him, he was fidgeting with his hand in is pockets, he stared coldly at the woman before walking off.

Also in November:

Someone left a message on my granddads answer machine if this was not a hoax can the person please get in touch with the police or crime stoppers the police do not want to know why you were where you was or what you was doing at the time they just want to know the information you have.

Those articles.
Articles I Have Typed Up

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Blog!

Hi and thank you for reading my blog, I am currently moving my old blog posts from my website to blogger, The dates for the older posts are correct although the time the posts was created maybe incorrect as im not sure what the time was. The reason for the move is to make my website less messy and to make it easier for people to read the blogposts. For those of you who have come across this blog not via my website please visit my website to read more on the reason why this blog exist. Thank you.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Killer walking free for 15 years

Its been a while since is last updated the blog but as my previous post in march 2011 still nothing as changed.
In 2 weeks time it will be 15 years since My mum was murdered, 15 years the killer/s have been walking free and even though people say it, It does not get any easier with time if anything things get harder to deal with.
I’m still finding it difficult to come to terms with the full details of what happened to my mum back in august 1997 its hard to understand how someone could be so sadistic and mentally disturbed in order to do what they did.
It is no doubt that the murder was sexually motivated, sadistic and no doubt that the person/s responsible are not normal human beings they're monsters, they're evil, they're probably living a happy normal life while my mum as missed 15 years of her life and will continue to miss what she should have been here for she did not bring it on herself, she didn't deserve to die, she was a happy loveable lady with learning difficulty’s she was taken advantage off, she was treated so horribly wrong by whoever killed her I know somebody knows who has done it and i know the person/s who did do it has no remorse or suffer any pain, Nothing like what my mum as suffered or Myself and my family have suffered from the impact of what this does to a family it destroys it, Mentally it is a nightmare to live with it takes away any chance of living a normal life.
I cant express how it really feels to know what happened this wasn't just murder, it was abuse, torture, it was sick I really wish I could say what exactly went on but I can't it is mentally disturbing I wish I didn’t know, if this was just a random attack I could possibly find it easier to understand but it wasn't this was as I have stated before Brutal, Malicious an Evil murder by some sick twisted individual who I hate I wish I knew who it was I wish someone would come forward its been too long the person/s have had much more freedom than they deserve please if you know something no matter how small please get in touch with South Yorkshire police. If you knew the full extent of the murder you would think twice if you don't already PLEASE.... don't protect the person/s who did this if you fear for your own safety the police can protect you, Or you can give your information anonymously via Crime Stoppers,
Don't leave it in hope that the police will find them they haven't for 15 years so they obviously need information from whoever has any.
I couldn't tell you how much of a difference it would make for me and my family if we could finally know who did it, Have them see justice and let my mum rest in peace.

Danny x
I have also updated the campaign poster/flyer so if you could print off and place one in your place of work/business or even hand out to friends it would be appreciated alot. The poster can be downloaded here.