Son hopes cash reward will help police find mum’s killer as Sheffield murder remains unsolved

The son of a woman murdered in Sheffield hopes a £10,000 reward for information will help police finally catch his mum’s killer.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 1:33 pm

Patricia Grainger, aged 25, was found dumped under a bed base in a brook close to her home in Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, on August 10, 1997.

The mum-of-one, whose son, Danny, was five years old at the time of her death, was stabbed to death.

Nobody has ever been charged over her murder despite annual appeals for information from Danny, who is now 28, and police reviews of the case files held by the force for over two decades.

But today Crimestoppers has joined forces with Patricia’s family to offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

The Grainger family is offering £5,000 and Crimestoppers is matching the cash reward in the hope that it will tempt those with information to come forward.

Danny, a carer, said: “We feel that this reward is all there is left to do beyond police work and that it might just persuade someone who has information to come forward.

“Maybe they couldn’t in the past, maybe they were scared. But maybe their circumstances have changed now and this reward may help.

“We do have hope that one day the killer will be identified and we will not give up. There is always a worry that whoever did this has or could do it again.”

Danny said his mum, who had learning difficulties, was like a friend and that his nan was like his mum.

He set up his ‘Who Killed My Mum’ website in the hope of securing justice for the murder before his nan lost her battle with cancer.

“My nan knew about the campaign and I would have loved for us to have got justice while she was alive, but we will carry on because someone, somewhere, knows who did this,” he said.

“We live with the pain of this every single day, it never leaves you.”

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Original Source: Thestar

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