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Tony Jasinskyj

 


Name:

Anthony Jasinskyj

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1957
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

6 June, 1981

Kill Place:

Hampshire

Status:

 

Occupation:

Army Cook
Victim:

Marion Crofts

D.O.B:

1967

 


 

Court:

Winchester Crown
Case No:  

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Prosecution:

 

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FACTFILE

 

6th June 1981, Marion Crofts aged-14, was beaten to death after being stopped as she cycled along Laffans Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, on her way to band practice at Wavell School in Farnborough.

The body was discovered by a police dog handler later the same day, the body had been hidden in undergrowth near the quiet road. The teenager's clarinet case was found floating in the nearby Basingstoke Canal.

 

Despite a major police investigation by Hampshire Constabulary who looked at 24,000 potential suspects, Marion's killer was never found.

 

A microscope slide containing samples collected by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) from Marion's body after her murder  lay deliberately untouched for nearly 20 years. Scientists knew that they risked losing the evidence for good unless they waited until DNA profiling techniques became more advanced.
 

1999 the FSS developed a new DNA technique. Using this technique, they were able to find a full DNA profile of Marion’s suspected killer from some of her clothing. The profile was then loaded onto the National Database.

August 2001, a match was found when Tony Jasinskyj was arrested for another crime and his DNA sample was routinely loaded onto the Database.

Jasinskyj had been arrested and charged with assault after beating his second wife in the months before he was arrested for Marion's murder. A mouth swab was taken as routine, he was then linked to DNA tests that had been taken from Marion's body.

May 2002, Jasinkyj was sentenced to life imprisonment at Winchester Crown Court after a jury of seven men and five women took three hours to reach their verdicts.

Charges going back to 1982 were left to lie on his file. They included rape, threats to kill, assault, false imprisonment and procuring a woman to have sex by threats.

 

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