- Ms Roberts physique was discovered dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992.
The thriller round a British lady murdered in Amsterdam 31-years-ago deepens as an old style pal has come ahead with new info.
31-year-old Rita Roberts, know because the ‘lady with the flower tattoo’, was violently killed and her physique was dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992.
Nevertheless, she remained anonymous for over three many years till a world enchantment for info from Interpol result in her identification this 12 months due to her distinctive flower tattoo.
Now an unnamed particular person has come ahead saying they had been informed she drown in a canal in Amsterdam thirty years in the past.
‘I used to be confused to see the tales about Rita as a result of I used to be informed she had drowned in a canal in Amsterdam 30 years in the past,’ the college pal informed the Mirror.
‘I acquired on with my life not pondering something aside from it was a tragedy.
‘I do not know why this has solely come out now.’
Pictured: 31-year-old Rita Roberts, know because the ‘lady with the flower tattoo’, was violently killed and her physique was dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992
Her distinctive flower tattoo was what her household recognised 31 years after she went lacking
This pal is now working with the police to see if it should assist catch Ms Roberts killer.
Ms Roberts had moved there from Cardiff and her final identified correspondence was a postcard despatched dwelling in Might 1992.
When an enchantment to uncover her id started in Might this 12 months, detectives described her as being aged between 20 and 50 years previous, round 170cm in top and of a stout construct.
She had light-skin and had mid-length darkish hair, and was carrying a t-shirt and darkish blue Adidas coaching trousers.
Pictured: The garments Ms Roberts was carrying when she was discovered within the river
Ms Roberts was carrying darkish DAG trainers with distinctive neon particulars in a dimension 40 when she was discovered
Certainly one of her members of the family recognised her distinctive tattoo on the information they usually travelled to Belgium to formally determine her.
‘The information was surprising and heartbreaking,’ they mentioned in a press release. ‘Our passionate, loving and free-spirited sister was cruelly taken away.
‘There aren’t any phrases to really specific the grief we felt at the moment, and nonetheless really feel at the moment.
‘While the information has been tough to course of, we’re extremely grateful to have uncovered what occurred to Rita.’
They continued: ‘This cross-border collaboration has given a lacking woman again her id, and enabled the household to know she is at relaxation,’ they mentioned.
‘Rita was a stupendous one who adored travelling. She liked her household, particularly her nephews and nieces, and all the time wished to have a household of her personal.
‘She had the flexibility to gentle up a room, and wherever she went, she was the life and soul of the occasion. We hope that wherever she is now, she is at peace.’
The invention of Ms Roberts id was a part of a brand new programme referred to as ‘Determine Me’, launched earlier this 12 months to unravel chilly instances going again forty years.
Anybody with info can get in contact by means of the Interpol web site.