UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer

UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer

James 'Jim' Attfield

Facebook friends could help catch killer

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UPDATED: DETECTIVES are appealing for a mystery woman to get in touch following a murder in Colchester.

Jim Attfield, 33, of East Bay, Colchester, was stabbed 102 times in a brutal and savage attack.

Det Chief Supt Steve Worron said: “Since Jim’s death we have been trying to reach people he has had contact with.

“There was a woman speaking to Jim on his account - jim.attfield

“We believe she went on holiday on March 21 and was due to return on the Saturday, March 29, the day Jim was killed.

“She liked dancing and pottery and may have sung karaoke with Jim.

“We are appealing for this woman to come forward.

“If she is not from Colchester she has certainly been to Colchester.”

Jim regularly posted about her on his Facebook site but she was not named.

Mr Worron said detectives had already spoken to “a significant number of people” who spoke to Jim on social media sites, many of which were centered aound music which he was passionate about.

Any they have not spoken to are urged to get in contact.

Police also still want to speak to a couple seen on a bench near Castle Park at 11.30pm on Friday, March 28.

Jim was discovered shortly before 6am the next day dying shortly after between Guildford Road and Lower Castle Park on a path.

Mr Worron said: “It may be difficult or embarassing for them to come forward but remember a young man has been murdered.”

Anyone with information call the incident room on 01245 282103.

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3:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !!
Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !! SOMETHING2SAY
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4:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wormshero says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !!
Yeah, I can't help but agree with this one - given the leaks about what information the security services store from sites like facebook without warrant it surprises me that they don't already have access to all the details (including IP addresses to track back to actual addresses) to find out who this person is. Hopefully someone comes forward though.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !![/p][/quote]Yeah, I can't help but agree with this one - given the leaks about what information the security services store from sites like facebook without warrant it surprises me that they don't already have access to all the details (including IP addresses to track back to actual addresses) to find out who this person is. Hopefully someone comes forward though. wormshero
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6:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Shrub Ender says...

They should check if any friends have removed themselves from his account since.
They should check if any friends have removed themselves from his account since. Shrub Ender
  • Score: 4

7:12am Tue 29 Jul 14

Over G says...

wormshero wrote:
SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !!
Yeah, I can't help but agree with this one - given the leaks about what information the security services store from sites like facebook without warrant it surprises me that they don't already have access to all the details (including IP addresses to track back to actual addresses) to find out who this person is. Hopefully someone comes forward though.
That is very correct wormshero.
Facebook email accounts are linked at the IT control to IP addresses which are linked to the Hubs or Routers at the location of source.
Very much like on this site.
The Techy boys at Essex Police should be able to track that one.
Where is will go wrong is if the person being looked for used an orginal source location such as an internet cafe, takeaway or free router left open in a industrial area. These do require log in details such as personal third party email addresses and there are CCTV near them normally.
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: Jim has ( had ) only 4 freinds on Facebook, and one of them was the "Headway" help center......yes..the police should try EVERY avenue...but surly they only have to access this womans email address linked to Facebook , and contact her that way.?? We have murderer ( s) on our streets....2 words spring to mind " finger " and " out " !![/p][/quote]Yeah, I can't help but agree with this one - given the leaks about what information the security services store from sites like facebook without warrant it surprises me that they don't already have access to all the details (including IP addresses to track back to actual addresses) to find out who this person is. Hopefully someone comes forward though.[/p][/quote]That is very correct wormshero. Facebook email accounts are linked at the IT control to IP addresses which are linked to the Hubs or Routers at the location of source. Very much like on this site. The Techy boys at Essex Police should be able to track that one. Where is will go wrong is if the person being looked for used an orginal source location such as an internet cafe, takeaway or free router left open in a industrial area. These do require log in details such as personal third party email addresses and there are CCTV near them normally. Over G
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