UNFORTUNATELY, most police forces across the UK have unsolved murders on their files and Hampshire is no exception to the rule.

According to Home Office figures, only nine percent of crimes result in suspects being prosecuted in England and Wales.

Data also suggests that police close almost fifty percent of all cases as suspects have not been identified.

Unsolved murders leave detectives haunted with frustration and leave families yearning for answers, justice and closure.

These are just some of the cases that the Hampshire police continue to review in hopes they will one day bring the killers to justice.

Jacqueline Palmer-Radford

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Jacqueline Radford was killed in her home in the village of Eversley, around eleven miles North East of Basingstoke in 1992.

The recently-divorced housewife was found suffocated after being assaulted insider her home.

Despite a high-profile campaign for information, including a segment on Crime Watch, no one was ever convicted.

The programme told how Jacqueline split up with her husband of 18 years around a year-and-a-half before she was killed in April 1, 1992.

Ricky Haywood

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The 36-year-old had been shot five times in his bathroom at his flat in Southampton on Monday, October 16, 1989.

The antiques, jewellery and furniture dealer was found above Ambiance jewellers in Shirley High Street having been shot at point blank range shot with a small calibre .22 revolver.

Police have said a hitman could have shot Richard in a contract killing, or that he was murdered by someone with a grudge.

His shop was broken into the same night with the culprit using keys stolen from his flat.

His murder was the subject of a Crimewatch UK appeal and viewers who told he had dreamed of being a millionaire by the time he was 40.

Even though a £100,000 reward has been put up the crime remains unsolved.

Philip Salmon

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The 41-year-olds body was discovered at The Army Golf Course, at Shoe Lane near Farnborough on June 16, 2006.

Police believed petrol had been used to set Philip’s body on fire.

Mr Salmon, had been missing from his home for nearly seven weeks before his body was found by a golfer.

The police said that it was not clear whether he had been murdered at the golf course or somewhere else and then dumped in the bushes.

His post-mortem didn't determine a cause of death. His body was significantly decomposed and he was identified by his dental records.

Nigel Price

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Nigel Price, 58, died four months after he was the victim of a savage attack on Southampton Common.

He suffered severe head injuries and did not regain consciousness after being discovered face down in bushes partially clothed.

He died at Southampton General Hospital on March 23, 2010.

Mr Price had visited the Cowherds Pub on the night of November 13 and was discovered by a dog walker partially clothed in bushes in the park the next morning.

Hampshire police and Crimestoppers offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who attacked Mr Price.

Initially police said Mr Price may have been the victim of a homophobic attack but have stressed they are keeping an "open mind" about why he was attacked.

Stuart Horsman

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Stuart Horsman was taken ill at Winchester Railway Station and died of internal injuries a few hours later at the city’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

The 34-year-old, died on August 3, 2011 and detectives believe he may have been assaulted after tests showed he died of internal bleeding.

Detectives believe he was attacked between Wednesday, July 27 and Wednesday, August 3.

A murder investigation was opened.

Clifford Howes

Clifford Howes died in a fire that caused a massive explosion at a pub at the Jolly Farmer pub in Blacknest near Alton.

The fire had been started deliberately after someone had poured gallons of petrol into the cellar area in the early hours of Tuesday 5 December 1989.

Clifford Howes had been sleeping in his bedroom and his remains were found twelve hours after the explosion.

Paul Booth

Paul Booth died 11 days after being assaulted near the Esso garage in the Totton Asda.

After being assaulted the self-employed builder went to the accident and emergency department but left hospital before he could be properly treated.

He then continued to work normally for 11 days and didn't report the incident, but his fiancée later found him unconscious and he was taken to hospital where he died on 3 March 1999.

It was thought that he might have been involved in an incident of road rage at the petrol station after having done something like blocking another person in.

You can contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For more information go to crimestoppers-uk.org.