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Wisbech murder hunt moves to Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 October 2010

The hunt for the killer of a man found dead in a burning van has led detectives to Norfolk.

Police found the body of Lithuanian courier Dainus Kigas, 35, in the burned out van in Wisbech three weeks ago.

The hunt for the killer of a man found dead in a burning van has led detectives to Norfolk.

Police found the body of Lithuanian courier Dainus Kigas, 35, in the burned-out van in Wisbech three weeks ago.

Since then they have been

appealing to the Lithuanian community for help in establishing the movements of Mr Kigas during his last hours.

Mr Kigas's body was found in a burning Renault Traffic van in Turnpike Court, Wisbech, on Saturday, June 3.

Det Chief Insp Jim Bambridge, who is leading the investigation, said it was now being expanded into West Norfolk and Thetford.

Officers were also using the mobile police van to visit a number of key areas in Wisbech and the fens in a bid to win the trust of the community who may hold the key in finding Mr Kigas's killer.

As part of the investigation police have released a number of special flyers in seven different languages which have been handed out to factories, pubs, shops and community centres across King's Lynn, Wisbech, Ely and South Lincolnshire. Mr Kigas travelled to these areas frequently through his job.

Police have also been visiting factories, talking to gangmasters and employees.

Last week the heartbroken wife of Mr Kigas, Vylma Kigiene, made an emtional plea for help in finding his killer.

Det Chief Insp Bambridge said:

"We have had some people

come forward with information

which has been useful to our investigation.

"But we are still trying to establish the movements of Mr Kigas

between 7pm and midnight on Friday, June 2.

"We are now making inquiries in a wider area, including the King's Lynn area and Thetford which has a large European community."

He added that the language barrier and a feeling of distrust among the European community of the police made the investigation more

difficult.

Anyone with information about the death of Mr Kigas should call police on 0845 456 4564.


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