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Mum's TV appeal to solve Danielle Jones mystery
THE mum of tragic Danielle Jones has taken part in a TV documentary in the “billion to one chance” it may finally help find her daughter’s body.
Linda Jones, 53, has once again relived her family’s heartbreak for the show profiling the murder of 15-year-old Danielle and the police investigation.
It will be aired tonight, on what would have been Danielle’s 27th birthday.
Her uncle Stuart Campbell, now 63, was convicted of abducting and killing his niece. He remains one of only a handful of murderers in the UK to be convicted where no body has ever been found.
Speaking to the Echo, Linda said although reliving her daughter’s murder for the programme was difficult, she hoped it could help the family one day find her body.
She said: “I have to keep Danielle’s memory alive and if this is a way of doing that then I owe it to her. I know it has been a long time, but if it helps jog someone’s memory with regard to finding Danielle – I know there’s a billion to one chance – but we would finally be able to have closure.”
The murder and its impact on the Jones’ family and the wider community of East Tilbury, where the teen grew up, will feature on the show which forms part of a series called Britain’s Darkest Taboos, a true-crime series featuring horrific family crimes.
As well as interviews with Linda, the programme will feature interviews with detective Stuart Rawson and Keith Davies who will speak about how Essex Police brought Campbell to justice.
Campbell – who was married to the sister of Danielle’s father Tony – was sentenced to life and must serve a minimum of 20 years.
He has never revealed the location of his niece’s body.
Britain’s Darkest Taboos will be aired at 9pm tonight on the Crime & I n v e s t i g a t i o n Network on Sky channel 553, Virgin channel 237 or BT channel 887.
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