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Mum’s renewed effort to try and catch Lisa’s killer

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

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POLICE chiefs have released a renewed plea for information from the mother of a Burton woman who is believed to have been murdered.

West Midlands Police continued its effort to find the killer of Lisa Bennett, from Winshill, one year on from the report of her disappearance, by releasing an impassioned plea from her mother Janet.

Janet broke down in tears earlier this year at a specially organised press conference where she begged for someone to come forward with information about what exactly happened to the 39-year-old.

She said: “All Lisa’s family and friends who know her in Burton love her to bits.

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“All we want to do is find out what has happened to her.

“Even though she can be a bit of a rebel, she is a lovely girl and we all miss her very much.”

Lisa Bennett left the flat she shared with her boyfriend in Selly Oak, Birmingham, on May 9 last year and has not been seen since she visited a nearby Lloyds chemist only hours later.

Officers were called in after her mum Janet, who lives in Burton, contacted West Midlands Police two weeks later, worried that she had not been in contact with her and had missed her 60th birthday.

Detailed investigations quickly saw police come to the conclusion that Lisa had been killed.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, who is leading the investigation, said: “Regardless of what has caused her disappearance, Lisa is still missing.

“We need to find her and give her family some answers. That is why it is so important that people call us if they know anything at all.”

A 33-year-old man was arrested and bailed in connection with her murder and the force has also interviewed another male as part of its investigations but no charges have been brought against the individual.

Lisa is white, around 5ft 8ins tall with short dark brown or blonde hair and has a tattoo of a flower on the back of her neck.

Anyone with information can call detectives on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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