Mystery still surrounds the death of a young woman whose naked body was found in a carrot field after she disappeared on a night out 27 years ago.
Julie Finley had been enjoying an evening in Liverpool city centre when she was snatched days after her 23rd birthday.
Her heartbroken mum is now hoping the case can be cracked after CrimeStoppers offered a £10,000 reward for vital information.
Julie was last seen alive at Royal Liverpool University Hospital talking to a man described as white and believed to be aged in his 20s or 30s.
She was then discovered dumped in a carrot field in St Helens, Merseyside, in August 1994.
Her heartbroken family believe she was taken from the street in the city centre and put into a car before being killed.
Despite an extensive police investigation and numerous appeals and enquiries over the past 27 years, the case has never been solved.
On what would have been Julie’s 50th birthday the independent charity has launched an appeal for anonymous information.
Julie’s mum Pat said: “Julie’s dad has now passed away and he went to his grave having never seen justice delivered.
“Julie would have been 50 on August 1 and who knows how her life would have turned out had she not been taken from us.
“I know it has been 27 years since she was murdered, but I want to see justice while I’m still alive and see somebody pay for what they did to Julie.”
At the beginning of the police investigation, a team of 15 detectives worked around the clock to try and solve the case and more than 40 men were questioned.
Twenty suspects have been arrested in connection with Julie’s death over the years but no-one has ever been charged.
Crimestoppers ‘ director of operations Mick Duthie said: “Julie’s family remain desperate for answers.
“After all these years it’s poignant to note that had she still been alive, this week would have been her 50th birthday.
“Our charity is supporting the investigation by offering this reward to get justice for Julie’s family.
“We are here to help people who – for whatever reason – feel unable to speak directly to the police.
“Like the millions of people who have trusted us since we began in the late 1980s, we absolutely guarantee you will stay 100% anonymous. Always.
“We are independent and offer you an alternative.
“So much time has now passed, and we believe someone will know who was responsible. You owe it to Julie’s loving family to do the right thing.
“Now’s the time to speak up anonymously and tell us what you know.”