DETECTIVES reviewing the brutal rape and murder of schoolgirl Lynne Weedon more than 30 years ago have discovered sensational ties with the killing of a glamour model.
Lampton School pupil Lynne, 16, died on September 10, 1975 - a week after being found with a smashed skull in an alleyway between Great West Road and her home in Lampton Avenue.
The murder shocked Hounslow but although police launched a major probe into Lynne's killing, no one has ever been charged.
However, the Met Police began a review of the case three years ago, carrying out further scientific analysis.
And this week officers dramatically announced they have found a DNA link with the East London murder of 22-year-old Playboy bunny girl Eve Stratford in March 1975.
Lynne's mother Margaret, 75, who was a Hounslow schoolteacher, has appealed for anyone with information about the two deaths to come forward.
Speaking about her life since her daughter's tragic death, Mrs Weedon admitted: "You think your memories are buried deep down, but they come back to sit on your shoulder. Not a day passes without a thought of Lynne going through my mind, even after all this time.
"The world is a very different place now and we had our doubts over the wisdom of spending time and money on investigating something which happened all that time ago, but it would be very satisfying to have a final closure to the events of 1975 and to know what happened and why."
Eve, who worked at the Playboy club in Park Lane where she was pictured with stars such as comedians Sid James and Eric Morecambe, was discovered on March 18, 1975, in her Leyton flat by her boyfriend with 12 stab wounds to her throat.
Six months later Lynne, who had been out with friends, was spotted slumped unconscious in the grounds of an electricity sub-station by Lampton School's caretaker, Victor Voice.
She was still alive when police and an ambulance arrived but never regained consciousness and died at West Middlesex Hospital.
Investigating officer DCI Andy Mortimer, from Belgravia's Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said the killer may have confided his dark secret to someone in the last 30 years.
He also said it was possible the killer knew his victims and had a knowledge of Hounslow.
Anyone with information can call in confidence on 020 7321 7228.