Suspect arrested over Katerina murder
Andrezei Kunowski, 46, from Acton, appeared before West London Magistrates
Scotland Yard today announced the arrest of a suspect in its worldwide search for the killer of Katerina Koneva, a 12-year-old girl who was murdered by an intruder at her home in Iffley Road, Hammersmith, on Thursday, 22 May 1997.
The suspect, Andrezei Kunowski, 46, from Acton, west London, appeared before West London Magistrates on Wednesday and is due to appear at the Central Criminal Court in London on 6 August.
The intruder was disturbed by her father, Trajce Konev, when he returned home at approximately 16:40 that day. The front door of the house was open, and the door to the first floor living room was jammed shut. The suspect fled the scene by jumping from the first floor window. He then ran off with Mr Konev in pursuit.
After the suspect ran away from the family home in Iffley Road, he ran into Hebron Road, Agate Road, then Amor Road, and through a builder's yard where he was captured on CCTV camera. This was the only image that police have of the suspect.
A breakthrough in DNA investigation methods meant police could isolate a new pool of 100 potential suspects. Forensic scientists obtained a partial DNA profile of the murderer from items left at the scene of the crime.
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