Fast forward to recent years and three murder cases from 2015 still remain unsolved in Northampton.
Speaking last year, Sarah’s mum Vicky said: “As a family we are looking for closure around her disappearance and somebody must know something. Cyril Fensome (62), Florence Pennell (60) and Stacey Darlington (7).
“We would ask for people to contact the police if they know anything about Sarah’s disappearance.
Elemer Patakfalvi was arrested and charged but the CPS dropped the case against him. Then, just three days before Christmas in 2012, Corby nightclub owner David ‘Les’ Ross was killed in a hotel by a blow to the head. Susan Ovens (27), Sidney Hickling (27) and Dolphus Smith (57).
Many were arrested, but nobody was ever charged with the killing.
That weekend I "finished the top," but then I got home and decided to make it about 50% bigger.
My original quilt top was only 4 rows and they were about 2/3 the width of the current rows. The trees are almost all scraps from the massic fabric scrap pile at my quilt guild retreat.
The remains of Adeyemi Olugbuyi - known as ‘Big Man’ - were found by litter pickers in Billing Brook Road in June.
He was reported as missing since September 2013, but despite a number of arrests nobody has ever been convicted.
I think that I was most inspired by colors I don't normally quilt with (like purple) and definitely by the fabrics I didn't purchase (meaning I haven't been staring at them for years and years, like my own scraps)!
I quilted with wavy lines using my Digital Dual-Feed Foot on the Baby Lock Destiny II, to get through all the thick layers. Inside I used Warm & White batting (so it wouldn't show through the white fabric top), white Madeira polyester thread, and on the back I used a thick and snuggly blue Cuddle fabric. I did have some tension problems when I tried to free-motion quilt through all the layers, but I think it was a happy accident, because I'm really happy with how the quilting turned out using a walking foot.
No matter how old the investigation is, police will look into any new information.