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Suffolk Constabulary-Unsolved Murder Karen Hales

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are investigating the unsolved murder of Karen Hales who was stabbed to death in her home in Lavenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk on Sunday 21st November 1993

Details of Incident


21st November 2018, marks the 25 year anniversary of the brutal murder of Karen Hales.

Karen Hales' body was discovered at her home address in Lavenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk by her parents at approximately 4.40pm on Sunday 21 November 1993.

21-year-old Karen had received multiple stab wounds and her body had been set alight.  Her 18-month-old daughter was also in the house, but was fortunately unharmed.

Detectives and Karen's family are making a renewed appeal for information to help catch her killer.

Contact Information


Anyone who believes they may have information which could assist with the investigation into this murder should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Crime Review Team on 01953 423819 or 101. Contact can also be made via email:

Alternatively you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111