Norwich, UK – Stephen Boddy, the step-father convicted of murdering 17-year-old Bernadette Walker, has died in prison. Walker, who had been missing since July 2020, was last seen alive entering Boddy’s car. Her body has yet to be found. Boddy was found guilty of killing her in September 2021 after a trial at Cambridge Crown Court. He was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison.
Bernadette’s mother, Sarah Walker, was also convicted of perverting the course of justice. She was sentenced to six years and six months in prison. Despite the conviction, Bernadette’s body has not been located.
Walker’s family had been searching for her remains in hopes of giving her a proper burial. Her father, Scott Walker, stated that Bernadette deserved for people to know where she was laid to rest. The family continues to seek closure and justice for Bernadette.
The case has raised concerns about the safety and protection of young people, as well as the handling of such cases by the legal system. The tragic outcome has left the community mourning for Bernadette and reflecting on the need for better support and safeguards for vulnerable individuals.
Stephen Boddy, the step-father of Bernadette Walker, has passed away in prison after being convicted of her murder. Bernadette went missing in July 2020 and has not been found, leaving her family searching for closure and justice. The case has sparked conversations about the safety and protection of young people and the handling of similar cases within the legal system.