Unsolved Execution Murder of Jill Dando - BBC's star journalist & Crimewatch presenter

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The golden girl of the BBC was returning home when she reached the door of her home in Fulham on April 26, 1999.

But before Jill could get her keys in the door, she was shot once in the head with a 9mm bullet.

There was no sign of a struggle and the killing was said to have taken place at close range at 11.30am - broad daylight.

The execution style of the shooting led to speculation that Jill Dando was the victim of a professional hit. A silencer was thought to have been used as neighbours did not hear the gun firing.

Aged just 37 years old and engaged at the time, Jill was in the prime of her career - a household name.

But she worked often as an investigative journalist and on the television show Crimewatch, which meant she may have made enemies.

Detectives believe the killer had "staked" out her home for at least an hour before the shooting and there were said to be seven sightings of "a smartly dressed man carrying a mobile phone - who might have donned heavy black-framed spectacles in an attempt to disguise himself" outside her £400,000 two-storey home.

Jill's body was discovered by a neighbour 14 minutes after she had been shot. She was taken to Charing Cross Hospital and announced dead on arrival just after 1pm.

Barry George, with a low IQ and known to be a bit creepy around women was charged with Jill's murder and convicted at the Old Bailey. The conviction was overturned on appeal and he was declared 'not guilty' at a second trial.

The case is still open.

A few theories, given what we know of the BBC's Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall to mention just two paedophiles, this one is interesting.

In 2014 a former colleague came forward and said Jill was trying to expose a VIP paedophile ring just months before her death.

The source said Jill raised concerns to her BBC bosses about allegations of sexual abuse at the BBC.

The source told the Daily Star Sunday: "I don't recall the names of all the stars now and don't want to implicate anyone, but Jill said they were surprisingly big names.

"I think she was quite shocked when told about images of children and that information on how to join this horrible paedophile ring was freely available.

"Jill said others had complained to her about sexual matters and that some female workmates also claimed they had been groped or assaulted."

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/jill-dandos-unsolved-murder-ever-4234
 

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Strange this dosent get more attention. She was executed for FFS. Obviously was close to something big with big names.
This world is ******.
No one cares, they continue to get away with abusing kids.
She was not murdered for no reason.
 

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Strange this dosent get more attention. She was executed for FFS. Obviously was close to something big with big names.
This world is ******.
No one cares, they continue to get away with abusing kids.
She was not murdered for no reason.
If this can happen to someone with the profile of Jill Dando in the middle of London, unresolved so many years later and we all know she was about speaking truth to power, what hope has anybody else got.

The message was, we don't care who you are. You are nothing. Shut up.
 

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Where would Barry George get a 9mm hand gun with a silencer in the UK?
He didn't. Whoever shot Jill Dando knew they'd killed her with one bullet. It was a cold execution.

Lloyd Rayney. Trial someone for the crime, the establishment can fit anybody up for it whether found guilty or not it doesn't matter. The public is fooled and time has passed.
 

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If this can happen to someone with the profile of Jill Dando in the middle of London, unresolved so many years later and we all know she was about speaking truth to power, what hope has anybody else got.

The message was, we don't care who you are. You are nothing. Shut up.
Seth Rich rings a bell.
 

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the Yugoslav connection seems pretty probable from even a basic reading of the case. The whole conspiracy about the pedophile ring doesn't make a huge amount of sense since it hadn't been exposed yet.
 

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