Identity of Teresa de Simone’s killer confirmed by DNA tests – The Times

Posted September 18th, 2009 in news by sally

“On the night of December 7, 1988, almost exactly nine years after raping and murdering Teresa de Simone, David Lace ended his own life in a seaside bedsit.

Lace’s remains were exhumed during the police inquiry and a ‘billion-to-one’ DNA match to the murder of Ms de Simone, 22, in Southampton on December 5, 1979, was established. It confirmed him as the killer and proved beyond any lingering doubt that Sean Hodgson, who spent 27 years in prison before being freed in March this year, was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.”

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The Times, 18th September 2009