It was a bleak midwinter when Watton teenager Johanna Young went missing and her body was found in an icy water-filled pit.

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The country’s media descended on the mid-Norfolk town as the mystery unfolded.

At the forefront of the coverage was the EDP, which issued posters across the market town in a bid to trace Johanna’s killer.

The newspaper received a card which had a rough sketch of a motorcycle with stick drawings of a man and girl standing alongside.

It carried the words “Griston Road, Watton”, the date December 23 and the time 9pm – about 45 minutes after the teenager was last seen at her home in Watton.

The card was examined at the time for clues.

Paul Durrant, who was EDP news editor at the time, said: “It was a shocking murder so close to Christmas and as a paper that wants to champion Norfolk, we felt it was important to do all we could to help track down Johanna’s killer.

“As well as covering the story, our printing facilities meant we were able to help the police to highlight it in the minds of the people of Watton very swiftly.

“It’s just a pity that the crime has remained unsolved for all these years.”




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