- Ms Roberts physique was discovered dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992.
The thriller round a British girl murdered in Amsterdam 31-years-ago deepens as an old style buddy has come ahead with new data.
31-year-old Rita Roberts, know because the ‘girl with the flower tattoo’, was violently killed and her physique was dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992.
Nonetheless, she remained anonymous for over three a long time till a global attraction for data from Interpol result in her identification this yr due to her distinctive flower tattoo.
Now an unnamed individual has come ahead saying they had been advised she drown in a canal in Amsterdam thirty years in the past.
‘I used to be confused to see the tales about Rita as a result of I used to be advised she had drowned in a canal in Amsterdam 30 years in the past,’ the varsity buddy advised the Mirror.
‘I obtained on with my life not pondering something apart from it was a tragedy.
‘I do not know why this has solely come out now.’
Pictured: 31-year-old Rita Roberts, know because the ‘girl with the flower tattoo’, was violently killed and her physique was dumped within the Het Groot Schijn river in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 3, 1992
Her distinctive flower tattoo was what her household recognised 31 years after she went lacking
This buddy is now working with the police to see if it can assist catch Ms Roberts killer.
Ms Roberts had moved there from Cardiff and her final recognized correspondence was a postcard despatched residence in Could 1992.
When an attraction to uncover her id started in Could this yr, detectives described her as being aged between 20 and 50 years outdated, round 170cm in top and of a stout construct.
She had light-skin and had mid-length darkish hair, and was sporting a t-shirt and darkish blue Adidas coaching trousers.
Pictured: The garments Ms Roberts was sporting when she was discovered within the river
Ms Roberts was sporting darkish DAG trainers with distinctive neon particulars in a measurement 40 when she was discovered
Considered one of her members of the family recognised her distinctive tattoo on the information they usually travelled to Belgium to formally determine her.
‘The information was stunning and heartbreaking,’ they stated in a press release. ‘Our passionate, loving and free-spirited sister was cruelly taken away.
‘There are not any phrases to actually specific the grief we felt at the moment, and nonetheless really feel in the present day.
‘While the information has been troublesome to course of, we’re extremely grateful to have uncovered what occurred to Rita.’
They continued: ‘This cross-border collaboration has given a lacking lady again her id, and enabled the household to know she is at relaxation,’ they stated.
‘Rita was a ravishing one that adored travelling. She beloved her household, particularly her nephews and nieces, and all the time wished to have a household of her personal.
‘She had the power to gentle up a room, and wherever she went, she was the life and soul of the occasion. We hope that wherever she is now, she is at peace.’
The invention of Ms Roberts id was a part of a brand new programme referred to as ‘Establish Me’, launched earlier this yr to resolve chilly circumstances going again forty years.
Anybody with data can get in contact by means of the Interpol web site.