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Vera Holland murder: New witnesses come forward

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Image caption Vera Holland had gone missing two days before her death on 16 November 1996

Police who re-opened investigations into the death of a woman whose burnt remains were found 20 years ago said new witnesses had come forward.

The body of 47-year-old Vera Holland was found by firefighters during a call to a fly-tip close to the A327 in Reading on 16 November 1996.

New information has led to further investigations but no arrests have been made, Thames Valley Police said.

The force is still urging witnesses to come forward.

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Image caption Vera Holland's burnt remains were found on a pile of rubbish at a tip in Reading in 1996

Ms Holland, from St Barnabas Road in Shinfield Rise, was found face down on a pile of rubbish which was on fire.

She had gone missing two days before her death and was last seen buying fast food near her home.

The circumstances of her death are yet to be solved, sparking police to re-launch an appeal on the 20th anniversary last year.

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Image caption The circumstances of Vera Holland's death are yet to be solved, sparking police to launch an appeal on the 20th anniversary in 2016

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