The Trail Went Cold – Episode 379 – Vera Anderson

August 24, 1991. Widnes, England. After receiving a phone call from an unknown person, 42-year old Vera Anderson asks a neighbour to watch over her son while she steps out, but even though Vera says she will only be gone for ten minutes, she never returns. Hours later, Vera’s body is discovered inside her parked car at the Old Tannery Complex in Penketh over four miles away and she has been strangled and had her throat slashed. Since witnesses recall seeing Vera at a pub with a man that night, investigators look into the possibility that he might be her killer, but this man is never identified. In 2022, an unnamed man and woman are arrested on suspicion of Vera’s murder, but released without charge without any further details being released to the public. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we travel back to the United Kingdom to explore the unsolved murder of Vera Anderson, a truly perplexing cold case in which the motive for the crime remains unknown.

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

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.