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Jenny Nichol was "unlawfully killed" says coroner

Jenny Nichol was "unlawfully killed" says coroner

5:48am 24th November 2009
(Updated 5:50am 25th November 2009)

A coroner's ruling of "unlawful killing" won't help the family of a missing North Yorkshire teenager get closure.

That's according to Detective Inspector Peter Martin who's today attended an inquest into Jenny Nichol's death.

The 19 year old's body has never been found.

A plea has now been made for David Hodgson, who was convicted of her murder last year, to tell police where he's buried her.

DI Martin has told Minster FM he reckons Jenny's body's still in the area.


In February 2008 a jury unanimously found David Hodgson guilty.

He'd been having a relationship with the 19 year old for several years - but prosecutors suggested the father of 2 became jealous after his brother, Robert, began a relationship with the teenager.

During the trial the prosecution told the court that the father of 2 had murdered Jenny during a camping trip.

He lodged an appeal against his conviction but that's now failed.

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