On the morning of the 9th June 1984 the body of teenager, Melanie Road, was found just yards from her home. It transpired she’d been stabbed in a frenzied attack, assaulted and left to die. This gripping and timely documentary traces the case from the very beginning when a seemingly innocent evening out in a local nightclub turned into a nightmare for the Road Family.
Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer, is a study in modern crime solving techniques. It demonstrates, with key witnesses and commentators, how traditional investigative techniques can now be significantly enhanced by the scientific power of DNA profiling.