Joys case is reopened

In March 2015, after a LOT of work on Joys sister Pennys part, the murder case was reopened. It was nearly 20 years since Joy was killed.

A team of specialist officers were assigned, and in December 2015 the case appeared on crimewatch. The Met are offering up to £20,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Joy.

If you knew Joy or know people who knew Joy, moved in the same circles as her in the London Healing Mission, church, soup kitchen or any other activities she was involved in around the time of her death please take a moment to watch the clip at the link below and share it widely...we are sure someone knows something.

Main appeal points

The police have a few lines of enquiry and unanswered questions. These are focussed around the following......


The CCTV image of a man entering Joys block of flats

  • Police have released a digitally enhanced CCTV still of a man they would like to trace. He was captured as he entered the front of St David's Court at around 10.30pm on the night Joy was murdered.
  • He is believed to be white, aged between 30 to 40 years old, although will now be aged between 50 and 60 years old, with short hair. He was wearing a light-coloured jacket.
  • Although the image appears grainy, officers believe that those close to the man would still be able to recognise him. They would like to speak to him as he may have vital information.


The 999 call

A 999 call was made from the phone box in Walthamstow, at 11.18pm,17 October 1995

  • Police have been unable to trace the man who made the 999 call from the phone box. He is still being sought as part of the investigation as he could hold vital clues. Were you that person or do you recognise his voice? If so, police would like to hear from you.
  • Whilst on the phone the caller can be heard asking someone who was standing at the nearby bus stop, for the name of the road they were standing on. The person responded but officers are not sure if it was a male or female. This person is also yet to be located and police would like to hear from them.

Do you have any information relating to the person or persons responsible for her murder? If so, police would like to speak to you.

Contact the Met Police incident room at  020 7230 7963 (this can be done anonymously) or email Crimewatch at