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Claire Josephs Murder Victim, Circa 1967.She was found murdered, with a bread knife, at her home in Shortlands Kent 7th February 1968.Her killer Roger Payne was caught largely due to the detective work of Scotland Yard Forensics Expert Margaret Pereira, her evidence convinced the Old Bailey of Payne's guilt. This case was one of the earliest to be solved almost entirely by forensic science. *** Local Caption *** In 1968 the murder of Claire Josephs was solved almost entirely by forensic science. The victim had a blood group which was found in only 0.6% of the population in the country, and the suspect Roger Payne's blood group was found in only 4.4% of the population. A handkerchief was found on which both groups were found, and bloodstains of Claire Joseph's group were found in Payne's car. There were also very distinctive fibres from the victim's dress which had transferred on to Payne's clothing, and he was duly convicted.

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