Detectives are offering a £50,000 reward to catch a man who strangled a 14-year-old schoolgirl to death 34 years ago.
Lisa Hession was walking home from a friend’s party when she was attacked on December 8, 1984.
One person was arrested for the murder, but he was bailed and no further action was taken against him.
The man died in 2005, though he “remains of interest” to officers.
Police hope the reward will bring forward new information which, along with advances in forensic techniques, could finally nail the young girl’s killer.
Head of Greater Manchester Police’s Cold Case Unit Martin Bottomley said: “Someone out there knows who murdered Lisa, I am convinced of that.
“Forensic techniques are improving all the time and we need that someone to give us a name, which can eliminate suspicions or lead us to the killer.
“We owe it to Lisa’s memory and her late mum, to ensure justice is done and no one else comes to harm.
“We will not give up on this investigation.
“Sadly the case still remains undetected but will always be open until Lisa’s killer is brought to justice.”
Lisa, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was walking home from a friend’s party when she was attacked and bundled into an alley.
A dog walker found her body at 10.30pm in an alleyway 100 yards from her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester.
Lisa’s mum Christine Hession campaigned for more than three decades to help find her daughter’s killer but she died tragically at the age of 69 from cancer in 2016 without ever getting the justice she prayed for.
In the months leading up to her death, a man attacked three other young girls in the same area of Leigh and each time it was sexually motivated.
One of those attacks occurred just 24 hours before Lisa’s murder when a man exposed himself to a 16-year-old girl, threatening: “If you scream I will break your neck.”
The victim managed to run away but detectives believe her baby-faced attacker – aged 18-20 with a local accent – could be responsible for killing Lisa.
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