Family appeals for help on anniversary of murder

THE family of a Cornish housewife brutally murdered near Truro have issued a fresh appeal for information as they continue to mourn the tragedy on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Mother-of-two Lyn Bryant was last seen alive walking the family dog near her home in Ruan High Lanes on the Roseland Peninsula on the afternoon of October 20 1998. An hour later her body was discovered lying in the gateway to a field. She had been stabbed multiple times.

Despite wide-scale investigations, the murder remains unsolved. The latest appeal hopes to change that and reveals that due to advances in technology, new forensic evidence has been discovered.

BBC show Inside Out featured a full report on the appeal on Monday night and can be viewed on BBC iPlayer.

Lyn was a devoted mother , wife, daughter and grandmother but only had 10 months with her first-born grandchild Keelan before all their lives changed forever.

Her family have had to live through the trauma of Lyn being ripped out of their lives without answers to the question – why?

The two decades since this heinous crime have seen a further three grandchildren born to her daughters Lee and Erin. Her days centered around spending time with her family, carrying out the usual domestic chores and various hobbies which included being a talented artist.

She worked part time hours in the local community and did not appear to be someone who would stand out from the crowd.

Someone reading this may have key information. Maybe they have suspected someone but have been protecting them due to misplaced loyalty or perhaps they have not come forward through fear.

Hopefully they will now feel able to speak to the police as it is time that the family had closure and perhaps Lyn can finally rest in peace.

Anybody with information can visit www.dc.police.uk/lynbryant or call the incident room on 0800 0961233.

Toby Hines

Toby Hines founded the Helston Advertiser in 2000 and is a passionate supporter of local businesses. He is a big believer in health and wellness and likes to begin most days with a walk around Helston with his Golden Retriever or an hour in the gym. A father of three, he is happiest when spending quality time with the family.

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