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10:22am 19th March 2014
(Updated 10:22am 19th March 2014)

Police have arrested a man over one of Cornwall's oldest unsolved murder cases.

74 year old Joan Roddam was found suffocated in a field outside her home at Delabole.

A 38 year old is being questioned at Launceston police station.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police have arrested a man following a re-investigation of a 2003 murder enquiry.
"The body of Joan Roddam aged 74 years was found at the rear of her home at West Downs, Delabole during the evening of Saturday 8th November 2003.
"A post mortem examination revealed that she had died from asphyxiation.
"This follows a review by Cornwall’s Major Crime investigation Team.
"Their enquiries have resulted in the arrest this morning of a 38 year old local man on suspicion of murder.
"He remains in custody at Launceston Police Station awaiting interview."

It is thought to have been as a result of a review of cold cases.

Mrs Roddam was discovered, dressed in her night clothes, partially hidden in a field.

Despite taking hundreds of statements police were not able to establish a motive for her killing.

Her home showed no signs of a break-in and people living nearby said that she was well liked.

10:22am 19th March 2014

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