Ebene Magazine – PCSO Julia James: Candles were lit a week after she died


People left burning candles on their doorsteps and posted tributes online in memory of the murdered PCSO Julia James.

One week after the 53-year-old’s body was discovered in a wooded area near Dover , Kent, the police have made no motive for her murder or arrests.

In a Facebook post, Ms. James’ daughter Bethan Coles said she was asked about a vigil and « so grateful for people who came along they want to remember « .

She said she was « very aware that any meeting would need to be monitored, if it were allowed at all, » adding, « I discussed this with my family and we both agreed that we would prefer when all police resources are concentrated.  » the investigation, since so much remains to be done. « 

Those who wanted to remember Mrs. James were invited to light a candle for them and leave it on their doorstep at 7:00 p.m. CET.

A candle was lit in front of Mrs.’s house James’ family left in Snowdown while others posted honors on Twitter.

The Prime Minister’s tweet said: « Tonight we remember PCSO Julia James. My thoughts are with her friends and family. « 

About 10 people gathered in the market square in nearby Aylesham to light candles on which flowers were placed in the days after her death.

Ms. Coles previously said the vigil was « a nice nod to mom in a way that doesn’t interfere with the police investigation ».

Tonight we’re lighting a candle to remember our fallen colleague. RIP PCSO Julia James. #JusticeForJulia pic.twitter.com/C3phvjQrPd

Vehicles in the area where Ms. James’ body was found were stopped by police on Tuesday as officers searched for people who had not yet appeared.

Meanwhile, the National Crime Agency has been assisting the investigation and providing advice on specific forensic search techniques, Kent Police said.

Police chief Alan Pughsley said the death of Ms. James had an « immense » impact the troop, adding, « We are in deep shock and we are doing everything we can to find the culprit.

 » It’s a bit raw if it’s one of you, but we’ll do all we can as we would with any murder. « 

 » There are no goodbyes for us wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. « 


On Monday, Kent Police advised people near Akholt Wood, Snowdown to tell someone where to go when they leave home and plan their route.

Ch Insp Dan Carter said people should be « careful, vigilant, and aware of their surroundings when out and about. »

The body of Ms. James who left home to take her dog for a walk became some Found a hundred yards from her home.

On Sunday, Ms. James’ uncle, Michael Turnbull, asked for help on social media in finding her killer, whom he referred to as a « monster ».

Wife James’ family has described her as an « extremely loyal » wife, mother, daughter and grandmother who loved people « wholeheartedly ».

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