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Detectives investigating the unsolved murder of Vera Anderson, a mother of two, who was found with her throat slit on the steering wheel of her car in 1991, have arrested a 70-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman.
Vera’s death sparked a massive police manhunt across the country after she was found slumped over the wheel of her blue Ford Cortina more than 30 years ago.
Today Cheshire Police said a man from Warrington and a woman from Widnes were taken into custody by officers on suspicion of her murder.
Both remain in custody and are being questioned by detectives, the force said.
There was a renewed focus on Vera’s death on her 30th anniversary after she appeared on the BBC’s Crimewatch series during the summer of 2021.
Vera was murdered on August 24, 1991 and her body was discovered on a street in Penketh, a suburb of Warrington, Cheshire.
She was found strangled with her throat slit and there was no evidence of robbery or s*xual assault.
The grim find sparked one of Britain’s longest unsolved murder investigations and was featured on BBC One’s Crimewatch Live last September.
Vera’s daughter, Lorraine, told Crimewatch: “It’s a long time to hold on to something for so long.”
‘I just don’t understand how anyone could do such a thing.
‘He will never forget, I will still have him in mind.
“I feel like it’s me living life in prison.”
At around 10pm on Saturday 24 August 1991, Vera received a phone call before running out of her home in Widnes, Cheshire.
She left without taking her bag and had left the television on.
She left her seven-year-old son with a neighbor and said she would only be gone for 10 minutes.
His body was found slumped over the steering wheel of his blue Ford Cortina car on Tannery Lane, pictured this year.
But five hours later, shortly after 3 am on Sunday, August 25, 1991, his body was found slumped over the steering wheel of his blue Ford Cortina on Tannery Lane.
Vera, who ran a sandwich making and selling business, is believed to have been killed sometime between 11.30pm and 2.30am.
The identity of the person she called remains a mystery, but around 10:30 p.m. m. A woman matching Vera’s description was seen at the Crown and Cushion pub in Penketh.
On the 30th anniversary of her death, DI Adam Waller said: “Vera’s family was devastated by her death and she had to live with what happened since 1991.”
“The family has never received closure on Vera’s death, and would call on anyone with information to come forward.
“Someone must know what happened that day, and I would ask them to come forward.”