On the 7th of December, 2002, Debbie Remorozo (26) was stabbed to death in her flat in Oldham. Debbie had been stabbed multiple times in the chest and neck, and there were no signs of forced entry, leading police to believe that she let her attacker in. The two knives used were from Debbie's own kichen. Before leaving, the attacker laid Debbie's body in a crucifix position and covered her face with a tablecloth.
Debbie worked as a coronary care nurse, and she was orignially from the Philippines, where her family were (and are) still based. According to the police, the attack had been ‘brief but frenzied’, and there was no evidence the motive had been a robbery or a sexual attack.
Just before leaving work that day, Debbie took a call which colleagues said had left her ‘distressed’. CCTV captured her leaving Royal Oldham at 3.27pm wearing her nurse uniform and a distinctive orange bobble hat.
At about 3.55pm, she arrived at her home at Summervale House, using a key to get in.
The investigation established that Debbie let her killer into her seventh-floor flat during the early evening of December 7.
Friends and colleagues at the hospital raised the alarm when she failed to turn up for work the next day.
In April 2003 a man and a woman were arrested in connection with Debbie's murder but released without charge.