The person responsible for killing Bath hospital worker Melanie Hall may have had an accomplice with a ‘dark secret’ who dumped her body next to the M5, detectives have revealed.
The last confirmed sighting of Melanie, a clerical worker at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, was in Cadillacs nightclub (now Walcot House) in Walcot Street, Bath, following a night out with friends on Sunday, June 9, 1996.
Her body was found by a workman off the motorway on October 5, 2009.
Melanie’s father, Steve Hall, believes his youngest daughter was probably murdered on the streets of Bath.
Mr Hall said: “In our family, we will forever grieve for, and miss our lovely daughter. A young woman whose life stretched before her until that fateful night in June 1996, when that life was so cruelly snatched from her.
“She will never fulfill her life’s ambitions, never marry, never have children and my wife and I will never have another grandchild.
“Her mother’s lasting memory of her youngest daughter is the day she viewed a battered skull and a few broken bones in the coroner’s office at Portishead.”
Despite a long wait for justice, Mr Hall, who lives with wife Patricia in Leigh Grove, Bradford on Avon, is confident that the culprit will be discovered one day.