Police open third inquiry into 1975 killing of girl, 11


3 May 2001
Ian Herbert
The Independent

The long and ill-fated hunt for the killer of Lesley Molseed, the 11-year-old girl murdered and dumped on Pennine moorland 26 years ago, is to be relaunched. The case is infamous for the wrongful conviction and 16-year imprisonment of Stefan Kiszko, who died in 1993 - the year after he was eventually acquitted and freed. DNA evidence from semen, found on Lesley's body but not revealed in court, proved he could not have been the murderer.
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Lesley Molseed murder hunt to be re-launched - Police work on M.E.N. evidence


2 May 2001
Manchester Evening News
Andrew Nott

THE hunt for the killer of 11-year-old schoolgirl Lesley Molseed, who was stabbed to death 26 years ago, is to be officially re-launched, it was revealed today.  Lesley, from Rochdale, was knifed 12 times in 1975 and the first inquiry led to innocent Stefan Kiszko spending 16 years in jail.  A second investigation identified another prime suspect - but failed to gather sufficient evidence to charge him.
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