A MAN has been jailed for life today after a 13-year murder investigation into the death of a Wembley mother.
JamesCitro, 54 of Lyddon Way, Weston-Super-Mare, was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years imprisonment for the murder of Nijole Siskeviciene at The Old Bailey.
He had previously admitted two counts of Perverting the Course of Justice.
Detectives are now appealing for any victims of assault that may have been carried out by the same man to come forward.
Nijole,who had only lived in Lancelot Road, Wembley, for six days when she fell victim to Citro's violence was found dead on Tuesday October 20 1998.
DetectiveSuperintendent Keith Niven said: "With Citro now starting a life term behind bars, he is no longer at liberty to commit any further offences... Nijole's sons are reassured that justice has finally been secured for their mother, and that Citro will not be able to subject any other victims and their families to the pain and suffering they have endured.
"Nijole cameto the UK in search of a better life for herself and her sons. He was a neighbour living but a few doors away from her. I would now like to appeal to anyone who have been previously subjected to assault by Citro."
Nijole's body wasfound 200 yards away from her home by a local resident, she had been placed in a seated position, leant up against garages behind Lancelot Crescent.
She had beenstrangled with a ligature and suffered injuries "consistent with her attacker restraining her by her wrists and throat".
Forensic evidence was recovered that indicated she had also been sexually assaulted.
Nijole,who was born in Kaunas, Lithuania had moved to the UK in May 1997, working in the hotel trade. She had two sons aged 17 and 27yrs at the time of her murder, was between jobs and was making every effort to find employment.
Eight days after the murder, two anonymous handwritten letters were received by the police.
Inboth letters the writer described seeing two black men carrying Nijole out of her house. It is now known that the author of these letters was Citro.
In the first letter,Citro posed as a pensioner. In the second letter, he posed as a neighbour, he described Nijole's blue jeans and a blue jumper she had been wearing at the time.
Duringthe course of the investigation, detectives regarded the letters as credible and genuine evidence. Subsequent media appeals urged the 'authors' to come forward and speak to the police.
In2010 James Citro was arrested and charged for an unrelated offence in Somerset and his DNA and fingerprints were taken. His DNA profile matched the partial DNA profile found upon Nijole, and he was subsequently arrested.
His fingerprints also matched those present on the anonymous letters.
Citro,originally from Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, even changed his name by deed poll in 2003, from Kennedy. He had travelled and is believed to have worked as a bar man in Hayes, Ealing, Hampstead and Essex areas before moving to Weston-Super-Mare in 2002.
Citro was arrested by MPS officers in January 2011, charged and remanded into custody.