The Trail Went Cold – Episode 331 – Jean Bradley

March 25, 1993. London, England. After getting off a train at the Acton Town tube station, 47-year old Jean Bradley heads towards her parked car, but is attacked and murdered by a man who stabs her eight times. A witness chases after the assailant for several blocks before losing him, but manages to provide a detailed description to the police. Five months later, a suspect named Frank Marnell is charged with Jean’s murder after this witness identifies him, but since a magistrate does not feel the evidence against Marnell is strong enough to bring him to trial, the charges against him are dropped. Was Frank Marnell actually responsible for killing Jean Bradley or could someone else have been the perpetrator? And what could the motive for this crime have been? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore one of the most disturbing unsolved murders in the history of the United Kingdom.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.