This is one of Britain’s most shocking unsolved mysteries, the story of the disappearance and murder of Melanie Hall.
On the night of 8th June 1996, 25-year-old Melanie was enjoying an evening out with her friends in a local nightclub in Bath. But their night of harmless fun quickly turned into tragedy. Melanie was last seen sitting on a bar stool at the edge of the dance floor at 1.10am - she was never heard from nor seen again. It would be another 13 years before her remains were discovered, in the most unlikely of places; the slip road of a busy motorway. And in October 2019, police revealed they had new evidence when they obtained a partial DNA profile.
Yet still, her killer remains at large.
Through interviews with her family and the police leading the investigation, archive and reconstruction, this documentary will re-examine the case and explore the various theories surrounding her death.
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