Cops fly out in hunt for killers

PUBLISHED: 15:08 29 September 2006 | UPDATED: 19:49 01 June 2010

Dainus Kigas

Dainus Kigas

DETECTIVES are to fly to Lithuania next month in their hunt for the killers of a man who died after the van in which he was sleeping, in Wisbech, was set alight. The purpose of the visit will be to look into the background of the victim and his business

DETECTIVES are to fly to Lithuania next month in their hunt for the killers of a man who died after the van in which he was sleeping, in Wisbech, was set alight.

"The purpose of the visit will be to look into the background of the victim and his business links," said Det Chief Insp Jim Bambridge.

"We will be talking to friends, family, business associates and former employees to build a better picture of Mr Kigas's life."

The European trip is the latest development in the murder inquiry into the death of Lithuanian Dainus Kigas, 35.

The body of the married father-of-three, a courier who travelled between both countries, was discovered in his van in Turnpike Road on June 3.

Police have been carrying out extensive inquiries in Wisbech, Fenland and West Norfolk in a bid to establish his final movements.

Det Chief Insp Bambridge said the party of officers and interpreters were expected to stay in the country for a week.

A reward of £5,000 for the capture of Mr Kigas's killer had also given detectives a number of leads.

Detectives are also still waiting to hear from a Lithuanian man and woman who are believed to have seen Mr Kigas in the days leading up to his death.

The pair, Alina Mecislavski and Vytautas Zutautas, are urged to contact the police although it is stressed they are not suspects.

Plans are also in hand to carry out more house-to-house inquiries in Wisbech as the murder investigation reaches its four-month mark.

- The dedicated phone line is 01354 606562 or those with information can also call the Operation Horsford team on 0845 456 4564.

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