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£30k reward for help in finding killers of Orford man Carl Chadwick
8:38am Wednesday 23rd February 2011 in Video
POLICE are offering a £30,000 reward for information that helps them arrest whoever murdered Carl Chadwick.
The body of Mr Chadwick was found in his flat on Grasmere Avenue on Saturday, January 29.
The 40-year-old had been stabbed and strangled Detectives hope the money will bring forward more witnesses.
His cousin Lisa McQuillan said: “Carl was such a lovely man who wouldn’t harm a fly – to have him taken from us in such a violent way is heartbreaking.
“We know he was well known and liked in the community and I want to appeal to all the people who knew him to think carefully about any information you may have heard or know – even if you don’t think it is relevant, please just tell the police and let them decide.
“No one deserves to die the way Carl did but the only thing we can do for him now is make sure whoever did this is caught and punished.”
Police believe that robbery may have been a motive for his murder and it is suspected that several thousand pounds may have been taken from his flat following his death.
DI Nigel Wenham who is leading the investigation said: “We have spoken to a lot of people in the community and I want to thank them for the help and information they have given my officers so far. I "t is clear that Carl was well liked and a lot of people have been very upset by his murder.
“I am currently following a number of lines of inquiry and I am still convinced that the answers to finding out who killed Carl lie in the local community.
"The offer of this substantial reward may motivate someone to speak to me or bring forward more information from people who have for whatever reason not felt able to talk with police so far.”
The last confirmed sighting of Carl was on Tuesday, January 18, and police believe he died within a few days.
A 32 -year-old man and 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder and have been bailed until Tuesday 8th March pending further inquiries.
A reward is paid out for information that leads to an arrest and conviction and is only given once all legal proceedings have been dealt with.