IT was a brutal crime which shocked Hounslow and kept townsfolk gripped for months.
The discovery of raped and battered Lampton School pupil Lynne Weedon, 16, first hit the pages of the Chronicle on Friday, September 5, 1975.
As the paper hit the newstands Lynne, of Lampton Avenue, was still fighting for her life but by the following week she had died and detectives were suddenly investigating a murder.
Det Chief Supt David Frew, the officer leading the hunt, speculated that Lynne's killer was local and would strike again.
Over the coming weeks officers took more than 1,000 statements, establishing links with other sexual assaults, while Lynne's family and the wider community mourned her death.
Details emerged of Lynne's life as a talented pupil and keen sportswoman who was due to enrol at Chiswick Polytechnic to train as a bilingual secretary.
Hounslow's Holy Trinity Church was full to capacity on Friday, September 19, as more than 400 people paid their respects at her funeral.
And grief turned to anger for some as thousands of people signed a petition calling for the return of flogging for convicted rapists and muggers.
However, the murder remained unsolved and Lynne's parents and brother were gradually forced to come to terms with life without her, or answers to her tragic death.
But the fresh police appeal for information and sensational links to the death of Playboy bunny girl Eve Stratford this week is sure to reawaken memories buried for more than 30 years as locals relive those uncertain months in 1975.