Original article from Kent Live
The son of Kent PCSO Julia James, whose body was found in Aylesham this week, has paid a poignant tribute to his ‘amazing mum’.
53-year-old Julia was found in woodland near Snowdown on Tuesday afternoon (April 27)
After initially declaring her death as ‘suspicious’ Kent Police has now launched a murder investigation in to the death of the much loved mum-of-two.
However, 72 hours on from the discovery of her body, there are still no suspects and still no motive.
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When police confirmed that PCSO Julia James was the victim, tributes and flowers were left for the ‘family loving’ mum.
Julia's son Patrick Davis, 23, paid an emotional tribute and a final goodbye to his beloved mum, The Sun reports.
He said: “Mum, I cannot believe I’m even writing this. I love you to the moon and back.
"I’m in complete shock and I still don’t even think this is real, but I just hope wherever you may be that you’re happy and comfy because that’s all you deserve.
“You were the most amazing, loving, caring, mother anyone could ever ask for and the circumstances that surround this just don’t make sense."
He went on to ask for space for his family at this time of grief.
Meanwhile, a neighbour who lives close to the scene where the PCSO was killed has raised fears of similarities with this case and the notorious Chillenden murders in 1996.
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "It's just too close to home. It's worrying.
"You associate it with what happened in Chillenden. It makes you think have we got someone going around killing people in the woods? You just don't know do you.
"It's such a wide remote area so presumably whoever has done this awful thing knew the area and knows all the routes out.
"We all walk over there. It's a very popular path and a beautiful woods full of wildlife. Then suddenly this shocking tragedy. People are afraid now."
Officers were called shortly after 4pm on Tuesday to Akholt Wood in the Aylesham Road area of Snowdown where Julia's body was found.
A press conference held this afternoon by Kent Police confirmed the force was pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.