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Justice for Helen

McCourt, Marie2020
Burying a child is every parent's nightmare. But Marie McCourt has spent 31 years yearning to do just that. On February 9th, 1988, her 22-year-old daughter, Helen, left her office in Liverpool city centre, and began her usual commute home. But she was never seen again. Within days, local pub landlord, Ian Simms was identified as her murderer; and despite Helen's body not being found, a mass of incontrovertible DNA and witness evidence at his trial 12 months later resulted in a life sentence. But Simms has refused to disclose the whereabouts of Helen's body, meaning Marie and her family have never been able to get closure. Marie has fought for the last 30 years to find her daughter's body and to stop other families facing the same horrifying fate, recently winning the Ministry of Justice's approval for 'Helen's Law', characterised by the slogan: 'No Body No Parole', to be enacted.
Main title:
Justice for Helen / Marie McCourt.
London : John Blake Publishing, 2020.
320 pages ; 20 cm
9781789462913 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
362.88092B MCC362.88 MACC362.8809362.88B MCC MCC920
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