Detectives investigating student’s murder to hit streets of Hove tonight

Posted On 19 Mar 2015 at 8:20 pm

Police investigating the murder of student Janet Müller will be in the area of Mill View Hospital in Hove asking people for information this evening.

Missing Janet Muller 3Janet, 21, was last seen at the hospital in Nevill Avenue at 10pm on Thursday (12 March). They are appealing to anyone who may have seen her leave or walk in the area.

Officers will be in the Nevill Avenue area stopping passers-by from 9.30pm to 11.30pm and handing them leaflets with a photo of Janet.

Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “I am appealing for information from anyone who may have seen Janet on Thursday night (12 March).

“Officers will be talking to people and just asking them to stop for a moment and think about whether they were in the area at the relevant time and whether they recall seeing Janet.

“We are trying to build a picture of what happened to her from when she was last seen at the hospital.”

Janet was of mixed race, slim and 5ft 7in with shoulder length dark brown afro hair and brown eyes. She was wearing dark clothing.

The body of a woman was found in a burning car in Rusper Road, Ifield, last Friday. This was later identified as that of Janet Müller, a University of Brighton student from Eastbourne. A post mortem found she died of smoke inhalation.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with the murder of Janet in Ifield.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Madeira or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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