Natalie Pearman was a 16 yr old girl who was strangled and her body dumped in woodland at Ringland Hills, on the edge of Norwich. No one has ever been convicted of her murder
At 3:50am on Thursday 20 November 1992, a lorry driver en route to work discovered the body of a girl in a lay-by at Ringland Road, on the outskirts of Norwich, Norfolk.
The body was subsequently established to be that of Natalie Jane Pearman, a 16 year old, born on 25 December 1975, who had been working as a prostitute in the red light district of Norwich.
Natalie was last sighted alive in Rouen Road, Norwich at 1:15am the same day as she was discovered. The location where Natalie’s body was found is some 5 miles distant from the area she had been working as a prostitute.
A Post Mortem examination revealed that Natalie had died from Asphyxia. Forensic swabs revealed that semen was present in her body and on her under body garments and a DNA crime stain was obtained and loaded onto the national DNA database.
The subsequent investigation has interviewed over four thousand people and a large number of men have provided samples for direct DNA testing. To date the DNA profile obtained from the semen has not been matched despite a general search of the English DNA database.
Why has this case been looked at again?
This case has never been closed and been subject to reviews since 1992. Work is still being carried out to identify whose DNA was found on Natalie.
Reward offered over Norwich Natalie Pearman 1992 murder