A Jerseyman who killed his secret lover, hid her body in a car boot for three days and then dumped her body at sea has been found guilty.
The jury at the Royal Court took 6 hours to find Jamie Lee Warn guilty of murder and two counts of perverting the course after hearing evidence over the last 7 days.
During the trial, the prosecution claimed he disposed of her body ‘in the dead of the night’ on a ‘remote beach’.
Zsuzsanna Besenyei went missing on 10th May last year.
The 37 year old’s body was found washed up in Le Pulec Bay in St Ouen on 16th May 2018, a day after her car was recovered at La Haule slip.
Results of a Home Office post mortem were inconclusive but there were no signs of natural death. However, police say passive data connected to mobile phone use and CCTV was ‘invaluable’, and ‘played a big part in securing this conviction’.
This has been a long and complex investigation and officers have worked tirelessly on pulling all aspects of this case together. Our thoughts are foremost with Zsuzsanna’s family, who have lost their daughter and sister.
They have had to deal with the distressing circumstances surrounding Zsuzsanna’s death, and we hope this guilty verdict gives them some closure. The defendant Warn went to considerable effort to cover his tracks following the murder of Zsuzsanna – probably as a result of an argument about money. He even tried to point the finger of blame at another man. Despite his silence and denials justice has been secured today at the Royal Court.
– ACTING CHIEF INSPECTOR CRAIG JACKSON, STATES OF JERSEY POLICE