Police aren't giving up the hunt for Ruan Highlanes murderer
DESPITE a 15-year police investigation one of Cornwall's most notorious crimes remains unsolved.
Linda Bryant, 40, was murdered while walking her lurcher dog Jay near her home in the quiet hamlet of Ruan Highlanes.
She had been stabbed in the neck, chest and back.
During the police investigation, codenamed Operation Grenadine, every male between the ages of 14 and 70 on the Roseland peninsula was interviewed, but her killer has never been found.
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However, police remain optimistic that new evidence may still emerge.
Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis said: "Any unsolved case is never closed and investigators will continue to review material as new information comes to light.
"As forensic science advances new opportunities may arise which could lead to further active lines of inquiry."
Six months after her death, Mrs Bryant's glasses were found, just a few feet from the field gateway where her body was discovered by a tourist.
Police said they believed the glasses might have been returned to the scene by the person who killed her.
A search was launched for a man Mrs Bryant was seen talking to near the Ruan Methodist Chapel, 100 yards from the murder scene. He was thought to have been in his thirties and about 5ft 9in tall.
Two days after her death police revealed Mrs Bryant had fought a fierce battle with her murderer, saying he would have been left bloodied and agitated after the attack, and all businesses in the area were asked to submit their CCTV footage.
A renewed attempt to solve the case came five years ago when the investigation was relaunched.
Police said they hoped that ten years on, someone with information and whose situation might have changed would come forward, but no new evidence emerged.
Now, 15 years on, detectives are trying once again.
Anyone with any information is being asked to call the police on 101.