Murder of Peter Miller
Norfolk Police are making a fresh appeal for information 35 years after the murder of a man in Great Yarmouth. The body of 24-year-old Peter Miller was found in the kitchen of his home at 10 Camden Place on Sunday 9 December 1984.
Details of Incident
Norfolk Police are making a fresh appeal for information 35 years after the murder of a man in Great Yarmouth.
The body of 24-year-old Peter Miller was found in the kitchen of his home at 10 Camden Place on Sunday 9 December 1984.
His brother Anthony Miller found Peter at around 7.45pm and he had died from a single stab wound to the chest.
Peter had last been seen alive at around 4pm that afternoon by his neighbour after he had helped her with some household repairs.
Family members who found Peter reported a strange smell in the air when they entered his house and a CS aerosol canister was found inside lying on the floor. It is believed that the canister was used by either his murderer or Peter as he was being assaulted.
More than 100 officers were involved in the original investigation, carrying out more than 2,500 lines of enquiry and taking more than 1,000 statements. However, despite these extensive enquiries, no specific evidence to assist the investigation was identified and whilst a number of forensic exhibits were submitted for examination, no results have been forthcoming.
In 2012 the investigation was re-opened by the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team after what was thought to be significant information came to light, but unfortunately it did not assist in taking the enquiry forward.
However, this prompted a new impetuous in the investigation and following a fresh appeal for information, searches led to the recovery of an item which could have been used as a weapon in the attack. Whilst it could not be conclusively proved that it had been used in the killing, the find confirmed to officers that renewed appeals for information can be beneficial.
During the last three years officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team have continued to work alongside Anthony Miller to develop active leads.
Detective Inspector Neil Stewart said: “It has been 35 years since Peter Miller was found dead in his home and I remain convinced that someone knows who committed his murder, or has information which may lead to us solving this crime. Our hope is that after 35 years, any affiliations someone may had with the perpetrator has gone and they will now come forward with that one vital piece of information we need.
“I would urge anyone who has information which may assist this investigation to please contact us. Whilst Peter was murdered more than three decades ago, the smallest piece of information could have major significance to this investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 01953 423819. Alternatively, you can use the online police portal mipp.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.