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A retiree has been charged with the historic murder of Shani Warren, whose body was found bound and gagged in a lake nearly 35 years ago.
Donald Robertson, 66, is accused of killing the 26-year-old and dumping her body at Taplow Lake in Buckinghamshire in April 1987.
Donald Robertson Charged
Thames Valley Police said Robertson is also charged with abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl in Farnham Lane, Slough, Berkshire, in July 1981. He is scheduled to appear in High Wycombe Magistrates Court today.
Warren, the daughter of a millionaire, was found face down in a meter of water by a dog walker the day after Good Friday, 1987.
She had been gagged with a blue scarf and her hands were tied with jumping straps and her legs were tied with a tow rope.
An initial police investigation into Ms. Warren’s death was heavily criticized after Detective Superintendent Tony Miller suggested that the woman she may have been bound and gagged.
It was only after a large-scale autopsy revealed that she had drowned that a murder investigation was launched.
At the time of Robertson’s arrest, Ms. Warren’s family revealed that her parents had died during the pandemic.
Her aunt Mavis Caney said: ‘My sister and her husband are now dead, they died this year. I think for her two children, when things surface again, it is very difficult.
“ I’m surprised this happened in 1987 and we were very involved at the time, but that was a long time ago. If you Google Shani Warren you will get all the details and I find it quite disturbing.
“It just resurfaces and resurfaces and for the family it is not pleasant.”
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Pensioner, 66, is accused of murdering ‘Lady in the Lake’ Shani Warren in 1987
Donald Robertson accused of killing her and dumping her body in Taplow Lake
He is also charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 16-year-old girl in Berkshire in 1981.