PETER THURGOOD and Lindy Benstead were shot dead at point blank range in April 1986.
Dubbed the Love Alley Murderers, the couple were known to be having an affair and were found dead in a car together, but the killer did it never been caught.
Who are Peter Thurgood’s children?
Peter Thurgood, 46, leaves two children who continue to seek justice for their father, who was killed in 1986 west sussex.
Since his father’s death, Terry Thurgood, along with other family members, has been trying to secure closure.
The 52-year-old lost his father Peter over 35 years ago when Peter was shot dead at close range in a car he rented.
Terry remained friends with the other victim’s son, Lindy Benstead.
Peter’s other son David has also been trying to find justice for his father, he was only 15 years old when he lost his father.
He said: “It’s been 35 years. I was only 15 at the time. It took away my childhood and I’ve felt it every day since.”
The couple, along with Lindy’s daughter Karen, have urged people to get in touch.
The lack of evidence and new information means this double death mystery is unlikely to be solved without a confession.
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The brothers said they believe “someone must know something.”
A senior detective admitted to the brothers that there were gaps in the evidence, making it unlikely this is the case solved without new evidence or admission of guilt.
Terry said: “The investigation was botched from the start. I’d rather have Scooby-Doo investigating my father’s murder.”
Maureen, mother of David and Terry, died of Covid in 2020 aged 86 but Terry said she never got over Peter’s death.
He said: “It was soul crushing for her. It was for everyone.”
A joint statement from the Thurgood and Benstead families said: “These horrific murders of our loved ones have haunted both families for 35 years and we remain united in our desire to support any investigation that will help bring justice and closure for us all bring .
“We are asking anyone who has information they have not yet provided to the police to come forward now.”
David and Terry asked people to reach out to give closure to the family.
One trail led the investigators to America, but remained empty, Lindy’s husband was also a suspect, but had a clear alibi.
Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police online or call 101 quoting Operation Bardwell.
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