Thursday, July 17 - Rachel Whitear inquiry findings released today

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:18 10 June 2010

THE findings into Exmouth teenager Rachel Whitear's death will be made public today in Exeter.

THE findings into Exmouth teenager Rachel Whittear's death will be made public today in Exeter.

Wiltshire Police launched a new inquiry after Rachel's parents, mother and step-father Pauline and Mick Holcroft, claimed Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's investigation was 'incompetent'.

Independent Police Complaints Commissioner Ian Bynoe, Wiltshire senior investigating officer Chief Superintendent Paul Howlett and Rachel's parents will attend a briefing of the publication of the report at Exeter's Buckerell Lodge.

21-year-old Rachel was found dead in her Pound Lane bed-sit in May 2000.

Rachel was found in a kneeling position with a needle in her hand and the original coroner report recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Rachel's parents said the police failed to carry out a thorough investigation of the scene for third party involvement.


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