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February 12, 2009
It's over. There will be no trial for George Appleton. It appears he has hung himself rather than face justice.
Police in Manchester have called off the search for murder suspect George Appleton because his body was found hanging in a derelict building and had apparently been there for approximately three days.
Appleton, who regularly used Facebook and other Intenet dating and social networking websites, was feared to be trying to lure other women.
The discovery of Clare Wood's burned body in her home was preceded by her report of Appelton sexually assaulting her last month, and seven days before her murder, filing a restraining order against him. (He'd smashed in the front door to her home.)