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Crossbow killing of vice girl: Man held 17 YEARS ON; EXCLUSIVE DNA TESTS LEAD TO BREAKTHROUGH.

Byline: By JUSTIN PENROSE Crime Correspondent

POLICE have arrested a man for the crossbow murder of a high-class call girl to the stars... 17 YEARS after her death.

The body of Patricia "Patsy" Parsons, 42, was found in her car in Epping Forest, Essex, in June 1990. She had three crossbow bolts wounds to the head.

The case has remained a mystery, but breakthroughs in DNA techniques have led to the arrest of Colin Rosenheim,58, at his local health centre in Streatham, South London. Police quizzed him for five hours over whether he carried out the killing with another man - but he refused to answer any questions, and was bailed until next month.

Patsy, who ran a sauna and massage parlour in Camden, North London, was beaten before she was shot in the back of the head with the crossbow bolts. She disappeared on her way to a party in Harlow, Essex. Detectives believe she was forced to drive to nearby Epping Forest. One theory at the time was that she was the victim of a contract killer responsible for up to 20 unsolved murders in London.

Patsy was known to have provided discreet "personal services" to a top judge, TV presenters and barristers at her pounds 500,000 home in Friern Barnet, North London.

A police source said: "DNA breakthroughs meant we could look at the case again even after 17 years." Last night Mr Rosenheim said: "I have done absolutely nothing wrong. I am completely innocent and told the police that.

justin.penrose@sundaymirror.co.uk

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Date:Feb 11, 2007
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