Appeal to Attorney General for NEW INQUEST
Jessie Earl was aged 22 when she disappeared from her home in Eastbourne, East Sussex in May 1980. Nine years later, her naked remains were found on Beachy Head and alongside her skeletal remains, was her own bra, believed to have been used to tie her wrists together.
At the time the Senior Investigating police officer specifically ordered that the case would not be dealt with as a murder. The impact of this was so significant, the bra was not kept but destroyed by the police. If it had been kept it could well have given up the DNA of the killer.
A further and major blow to the family came at the 1989 inquest, four months after Jessie’s skeletal remains were found, when the coroner recorded an open verdict.
Jessie's father, John Earl, said at the time and repeats the same today: “Jessie didn't get herself killed by accident, suicide or anything else. She was naked, she had been tied up with her bra. She was murdered.”
We are in a later year and we need a new Inquest, we need to get Justice for Jessie.”
In 2001 Sussex police undertook a review and recorded Jessie’s case as murder, so with the case now classified as Murder, it now falls to the family at their own cost to ask the Attorney General to refer the case to the High Court for a NEW Inquest to be ordered.
We hope to raise funds to retain our leading team to take on this case to the end - QC Stephen Kamlish, Specialist Inquest Barrister Christopher Williams and Lawyer David Wells, as well as funds for a Forensic Pathologist.
Jessie’s case was the subject of Series 2 of the ITV/Netflix documentary, ‘The Investigator’ and a recent report by The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/21/art-student-jessie-earl-disappeared-38-years-ago-has-mystery/
Thank you and we will ensure that we provide regular updates – the next stage is the full submission of a file to the Attorney General