Author pens book on old unsolved murders

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A BOOK is being penned about unsolved murders in South Yorkshire dating back to the 1800s.

Scott Lomax, from Chesterfield, is researching old cases South Yorkshire Police have failed to crack over the years.

One of the chapters will be about the death of a 61-year-old Barnsley woman, killed 50 years ago.

Lily Stephenson was found dead near her home in Barnsley on January 31, 1962, after a shopping trip.

The book also looks at the death of John Wortley, a car park attendant who was killed in a car park off Arundel Gate, Sheffield city centre, in 1975.

The money John had collected that night had been stolen.

The author, 29, who has had a book published about unsolved murders in Derbyshire, said: “The police never close cases where they believe there is a credible chance the person or people responsible might still be alive.

“It is my hope that my book will help renew interest in cold cases.”

Scott’s book, which he is trying to get published, also looks at the deaths of Ann Dunwell, from Rotherham, who was 13 years old when she was killed and Barbara Young, who was killed in Doncaster in 1977 while working as a prostitute.