could provide vital clues to the brutal murder of a young Ruislip woman.
Mrs Jackie Poole was found beaten,
sexually assaulted and strangled in the lounge of her flat in Lakeside
Close on Sunday afternoon.
More than 20 items of jewellery were missing when police broke into the
flat after being called by an anxious friend of the dead woman.
the murder as
attack on a young
woman in her home."
Police are now hoping that the jewellery, worth several hundred pounds
might turn up somewhere and provide clues as to the muder of 25 year old
having separated from her husband, Mr Malcolm Poole, seven months ago.
The couple had been married for 16 months.
Police said that Mr Poole, 23, and her current boyfriend who has not
been named, have been interviewed.
Mr Paul Newman, who lived next door, said that the first he knew was
when the father of Mrs Poole's boyfriend knocked on his door on Sunday
afternoon and asked to use the telephone after being unable to get an
answer at her door.
Mr Newman said that the man telephoned her and when there was still
no reply he called the police.
When officers broke
in they found Mrs Poole lying in the lounge. She was wearing day clothes
and there was no sign of a forced entry.
One of the last people to see her was Mr Rajani Patel, manager of Ruislip
He said: "I feel terrible. I was very shocked when I heard what
had happened. She was a very nice charming lady."
Detectives are hoping
that the person
they are looking for may try to pawn or sell the jewellery.
Any information regarding Mrs Poole or the missing jewellery can be
given to the Ruislip incident room and will be treated in the strictest
The missing items of jewellery are:
St Christopher ring base solid gold, Keeper ring (three row), Plain
Gold wedding band, Scissors on chain, Black heart diamond inset on chain,
two belcher chains (short & long), single stone diamond engagement
ring. Half sovereign ring, Black Onyx ring, Small black faced gold rim
thin black leather strap, silver strap bracelet watch, three bar and
three bar gate bracelets, crucifix (small) on long chain, three ruby
(garnet) in a ring, St Christopher on a chain, shell shaped stud earing,
wedding ring earing, charm bracelet, silver full of charms, man's signet
ring, with garnet stone, belcher chain bracelet, gold buckle ring, chain
with key, men's ring with squared shaped face with diamond setting.
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Superintendent Tony Lundy, the man leading the investigation said that
it was an apparently unprovoked attack and that Mrs Poole may have known
She was last seen
when she left her job at Ruislip Fruiterers in Ickenham Road, Ruislip,
on Friday evening.
Mrs Poole also worked part-time at Whispers Nite Club, in Chesham. Her
mother, who lives on the Oak Farm Estate in Hillingdon, was staying with
Until recently, Mrs Poole worked as a barmaid at the Oak Tree public House,
onthe Oak farm Estate.
She lived alone at