Joanna Yeates (1985–2010) was a 25-year-old landscape architect from
Hampshire, England, who went missing on 17 December 2010 in Bristol
after an evening out with colleagues. Following a highly publicised
appeal for information on her whereabouts and intensive police
enquiries, her body was discovered on 25 December 2010; a post-mortem
examination determined that she had been strangled. The murder inquiry
was one of the largest police investigations ever undertaken in the
Bristol area. The case dominated UK news coverage around Christmas. The
police initially arrested Christopher Jefferies, Yeates' landlord; he
was subsequently released and later obtained substantial libel damages
from eight newspapers over their coverage of his arrest. Vincent Tabak,
a 32-year-old Dutch engineer and neighbour of Yeates, was arrested on 20
January 2011. He was convicted at trial of her murder and sentenced to
life imprisonment. A memorial service was held for Yeates at the parish
church in the Bristol suburb where she lived; her funeral took place
near the family home in Hampshire. Several memorials were planned,
including one in a garden she had been designing for a new hospital in
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