Police appeal to locate body of Jane Harrison 20 years on

Jane Harrison was last seen on June 15 1995

Jane Harrison was last seen on June 15 1995 - Credit: Archant

Police hope that a television appeal will help them to locate the body of a 32-year-old woman who went missing 20 years


Detectives investigating the death of Jane Harrison appeared on BBC Crimewatch on Monday to offer a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the location or identification of her remains.

Jane, who lived in Poet’s Road, Islington, was last seen on June 15 1995 while out shopping with her boyfriend Kevin Doherty at Wood Green Shopping Centre in Haringey.

Doherty, of Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, told detectives that he later dropped Jane off near her mother’s house in Highbury.

However, police believe that he killed her that day and took her body to one of the many lock-up garages he had access to, before reporting her missing the following day. He was convicted of her manslaughter in 2013 and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Det Con Bev McInerney said: “Jane was a much-loved mother, sister and daughter, who went missing 20 years ago this year.

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“Tragically her youngest son was a baby when Jane disappeared, and he

has no recollection of his mother.

“I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who knows anything about the whereabouts of Jane’s body to get in touch and tell us what you know.

“Kevin Doherty was responsible for Jane’s death, but we are convinced that he will have spoken to someone about what happened on that day and what he did with Jane’s body, whether that is someone from the prison community, a family member or a friend.”

Anyone with any information can call the Crimewatch incident room on 0500 600 600 or Metropolitan Police directly on 020 8345 3985. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.