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Parents of murdered British tourist Julie Ward are buried alongside their ... trends now
Parents of murdered British tourist Julie Ward are buried alongside their ... trends now

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The late parents of murdered Julie Ward paid tribute to their daughter after more than three decades searching for her with the words 'together again' marked on their gravestone, it has been revealed.

Jan and John Ward died in May and June of last year respectively, after a lifetime spent battling to bring the killer of their 28-year-old daughter to justice.

The couple, who were both born and died within weeks of each other, aged 89, were married for 65-years and never gave up their pursuit of Julie's killers after she failed to return home from a trip to Kenya in September 1988.

Tim and Bob, surviving sons to Jan and John, organised the funeral for their parents and planned to bury Julie's ashes in a plot flanked by her mum and dad, reuniting them after decades apart, it was reported last year.

In touching tribute, the parents' gravestone, in a tranquil corner of a Suffolk churchyard near the family home, would read 'together again', The Mirror reported today.

John and Janette Ward, parents of murdered Julie Ward, who devoted their lives to tracking down their daughter's killer

John and Janette Ward, parents of murdered Julie Ward, who devoted their lives to tracking down their daughter's killer

Julie Ward's father became convinced the president of Kenya's son was responsible for his daughter's death

Julie Ward's father became convinced the president of Kenya's son was responsible for his daughter's death

Julie Ward, who was murdered aged 28 in Kenya 35 years ago, with her brothers Tim (left) and Bob (right)

Julie Ward, who was murdered aged 28 in Kenya 35 years ago, with her brothers Tim (left) and Bob (right)

Julie Ward. Aged 28, she went on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya but never returned

Julie Ward. Aged 28, she went on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya but never returned

Reiterating plans to continue the family's investigation into Julie's death, Bob told the newspaper: 'I have sent the Metropolitan Police a very detailed and lengthy folder of the investigation.

'It contained over 100 crucial pieces of evidence which point to the man who committed the murder,' he claimed. 

'Just last week I wrote again to [Met Commissioner] Mark Rowley to ask how the investigation was proceeding.'

John and Jan Ward spent 35 years trying to bring the killers of young Julie to justice, costing some £2 million and involving as many as 200 trips to Africa.

Julie, on a wildlife photography trip at the time of her disappearance, was last seen going off on her own to pick up some camping equipment on September 6, 1988.

Kenyan authorities claimed Julie had failed to return home to the UK after being mauled to death by animals, that she had been struck by lightning, and that she

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