A new Netflix documentary focuses on the unsolved murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999, and re-examines the witnesses who came forward after the shocking tragedy.
Twenty-four years on, Jill Dando’s killer is still out there, despite several eyewitnesses coming forward at the time with what could have been crucial evidence.
So who was seen at the scene of the crime on that fateful day in Fulham? And what role did the witnesses play in the police investigation into the death of BBC presenter Jill Dando?
An appeal for witnesses after the shocking death of Jill Dando (Credit: Netflix)
Who Killed Jill Dando? on Netflix – all the witnesses
British broadcasting legend Jill Dando – nicknamed the Princess Diana of TV – was killed by a single bullet on her doorstep in 1999 in broad daylight. At 1.03pm, doctors declared Jill Dando dead at Charing Cross Hospital. She was just 37.
Despite one of the biggest homicide investigations in British history, the murder still remains unsolved. Although a jury found prime suspect Barry George guilty of the murder in 2001, his conviction was later quashed.
Netflix’s three-part series “takes viewers through the twists and the turns of a true crime mystery”. Her family, friends, journalists, investigators and lawyers consider the question: Who Killed Jill Dando?
The police launched a huge investigation, talking to eyewitnesses, those who knew her, and painstakingly looking through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage of Jill’s movements before her death.
Here’s a comprehensive rundown of all the witnesses in the baffling criminal investigation into the death of Jill Dando.
Two witnesses saw a man running away
Several key witnesses were interviewed within hours of Jill Dando’s death. Although no one actually saw what had happened to Jill, police identified two witnesses who had seen a man leaving the scene.
During police interviews, they described this man as white, with thick black hair. He was said to be thick set, and wearing a dark, waxed jacket. However, the man wasn’t masked, or wearing gloves.
But then why was he seen running away? Another witness claimed he saw a man running across the road who stopped at the bus stop and was sweating.
At 11.40am, a man was spotted crouching by the railings in a nearby park, talking on a mobile phone. Ten minutes later, a motorist was forced to brake hard when a man ran across the road away from the street where Jill lived.