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Beata Bryl Murder: CCTV Released In New Appeal
Police investigating the murder of a woman who was bludgeoned to death before being set on fire eight years ago have made a fresh appeal for information.
Beata Bryl, who was originally from Poland, was last seen alive at Leytonstone underground station in northeast London on July 28, 2006.
Her body was discovered the next day in woods 50 miles away near Hedsor Lane in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire.
Thames Valley Police has now released CCTV footage showing Ms Bryl's boarding a train at Leytonstone at 11.32pm and new images of a distinctive material Ms Bryl's body was wrapped in, in a bid to trace her killer.
Chief Inspector Colin Seaton, who led the original investigation in 2006, said: "Our investigation into the murder of Beata Bryl is still ongoing, eight years after her horrific and brutal death.
"It is the most horrible crime I have ever seen. To bludgeon someone so brutally with a heavy object and to do it with such ferocity and force does beggar belief."
An inquest heard Ms Bryl had been struck over the head more than 20 times before being set alight.
The extent of her burns meant police took more than a month to identify her remains.
"We are renewing our appeal for information on the anniversary of her death in the hope that somebody, somewhere, knows something which could help us to track down her killer," Chief Insp Seaton said.
"In particular I would appeal to members of the Polish community who may have known Beata or known of Beata, to come forward with any information they may have which could help us to track down the killer.
"Particularly important is the cloth which had a distinctive pattern and was used to wrap Beata's body in.
"Also there is an image of a bag similar to the one which was being used by Beata in her last moments. It is believed Beata's bag was either beige, very light blue or light pink and it is yet to be recovered.
"If anyone has any information or thinks they might know anything, however insignificant it might seem, please contact Thames Valley Police Major Crime team on 01296 396183.
"Beata's family is still waiting for answers to what happened to their daughter, they deserve to have peace of mind, knowing the killer has been caught."
The security camera images show Ms Bryl wearing a red jacket, grey knee-length trousers and white trainers. She was also carrying a white MK One carrier bag in her arms.
People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.