Reward over Victoria Park murder

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Police are offering a £20,000 reward to find the murderer of a jogger, who was stabbed to death in an East London park eight years ago.

American artist Margaret Muller, 27, who lived in Hackney at the time, may have been a victim of a failed robbery attempt in Victoria Park, according to the police.

There have been seven arrests but no one has yet been charged over her murder, and the reward has been offered by the Metropolitan Police for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the attacker.

Ms Muller was “a talented young woman with a bright and exciting future ahead of her,” said Det Ch Inspr Nicola Wall, who is heading the investigation.

“That was all taken away when she was brutally struck down in Victoria Park eight years ago. Officers have worked tirelessly on this case and have managed to sift through literally hundreds of pieces of information and leads.

“Despite the tremendous support from the local community, we know that some people still hold vital information about Margaret’s murder. Together with information already gathered they could help us achieve justice for Margaret and her family and friends.”

Police have asked anyone who was in Victoria Park on the morning of 3 February 2003 to come forward. Information regarding any suspicious activity around the Queen’s Gate entrance or on the nearby Gascoyne Estate, particularly a person sprinting away, is of particular interest.

Ms Muller had travelled from the United States to study at the Slade School of Art, part of University College London. She was buried in Falls Church, Virginia.

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