South Wales Police announce forensic review on 30th anniversary of Tooze murders

South Wales Police is carrying out a forensic review of the murders of Harry and Megan Tooze 30 years ago.


The couple were found dead with gunshot wounds at their Ty Ar y Waun farmhouse in Llanharry on 26th July 1993.


South Wales Police has now commenced a forensic review of the case working alongside forensic scientist Dr Angela Gallop.


The latest forensic techniques will be used to assist detectives who are working to find a breakthrough in the undetected murders of Harry, aged 64, and Megan 67.


Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Mark Lewis, said:


“This week marks the 30th anniversary of the murders of Harry and Megan Tooze which remains unsolved. We hope that by using the latest, modern forensic techniques we can deliver justice for Harry and Megan.


“The forensic review will focus on exhibits from the case to determine if there is potential for further forensic testing. As is usual in such reviews, no outcomes can ever be guaranteed. Harry and Megan’s family have been informed of our work and will be kept updated.”


On the morning of Monday 26th July, Harry and Megan left the farm to collect their pensions in Llanharry and were seen arriving back at 11am.


At around 1.30pm, two gun shots were heard by neighbours but this was not considered unusual being on a farm.


Police were called when a regular phone call from their daughter went unanswered. Officers attended the farm and discovered Harry and Megan’s bodies in a cow shed.


Det Supt Lewis added: “This case has affected many people over the years and our aim is to find the answers to the unanswered questions which remain about their deaths 30 years on. Even with this passage of time I appeal to anyone who has any information about the murders to come forward and speak to police.”


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South Wales Police has had considerable success with cold cases, being one of the first forces in the country to set up a review team in 1999 to conduct cold case reviews.

For a number of years the force has hosted the annual National Review Officers Conference and been instrumental in producing and delivering national review officer training and writing the national review guidance for UK and European police colleagues.


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