Julia James, 53, died from ‘significant head injuries’ police have said.
Police support officer died from “significant head injuries”. She was murdered in a small village in Kent while walking her dog.
Police are now trying to find a motive for the killing of the off-duty PCSO. Her body was discovered in Akholt Wood near her home. Deputy Chief Constable Tim Smith said that hundreds of officers are currently working on the case although so far they haven’t found any suspects.
In an interview on BBC Radio Kent he said “We’ve got hundreds of officers working on that investigation while we try to establish exactly what happened to Julia, and more importantly who did this to Julia and why.
I’m afraid I can’t go into a lot of detail for perhaps very obvious reasons, but it is fair to say there are a number of different lines of inquiry.
We’re working very hard to identify a motive and we are working very hard to identify who may have committed this.
It is right to say we don’t have any clear suspects at this time.” He went on to say that an open mind is being kept on the case and cannot say if the attack was sexually motivated.
He said Julia died from significant head injuries. Originally her death was being treated as “suspicious” however now it is being treated as a murder inquiry police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.
People have left Julia floral tributes in nearby Aylesham.