Lynne Treholm – The UK Massage Room Murder

More than 29 years have passed since Lynne Trenholm’s body was found dead inside a room of Pinky’s massage parlor on May 10th, 1991. Despite more than 4000 men having been tested for the murder of the 29-year-old woman through CODIS not a single match has been positive.

Using the DNA that the killer had left in the form of bloody fingerprint behind on her body, to this day, no one has been charged with Lynne’s killing.

Pinky’s closed down soon after Lynne’s body was found.

Pinky’s Massage Parlor

Boughton, which is located in Chester, UK is nearly an hour’s drive from the city of Manchester.

Her family believed she had worked as a receptionist.

But it seemed she was living a double life for some time.

For at least two years prior to her death, she had been working in Pinky’s massage parlour as a masseuse under the names Blondie or Marilyn.

The 29-year mystery of one of Chester's most baffling unsolved murders -  Cheshire Live
Lynne’s mother descibed her as ‘bubbly, cheeky, and dynamic’


The Cheshire police said that the motive might have been a robbery, as a substantial amount of cash had been taken from the crime scene.

Two unknown men were seen leaving the parlor at about 5:30 pm.

The police were also to follow up with one man who had visited Lynne at 12:50 pm, and another who called in around 5 pm that day. Lynne had made a call at 4:50 pm that was traced by police.

It is still unknown to the public who Lynne had called.

Despite over 700 people being interviewed, still not all of the people that frequented Pinky’s has come forward.

There have been a number of appeals to reinvestigate the death of Lynne Trenholm.

Police considered a connection with a double murder inside another massage parlor in Shrewsbury that occurred in 2001.

However after a further investigation, a lack of evidence caused the linked incident to be dropped.

The weapon was never found. Any leads on the nearly 3 decade-old case are to go to Chester Police.

The Dark Reality Of “Massage Parlors”

As I’m sure reading this are aware, massage parlors often have more than just massages on their menu.

Mostly men frequent these types of places as a means of getting a little discrete side action.

Since the suspects are likely acting on infidelity, one possible reason for this case going cold is that someone didn’t want to speak up for fear of disrupting their day to day life.

This the dark reality of this industry.

Furthermore, one question a reader might have in this instance is why only male DNA has been tested through the CODIS system?

Was it completely out of the realm of possibilities that it just may have been a female coworker of Lynne’s who had done this?

While I’ll admit that chance is small, as two men were seen leaving the location, it’s hard to say anything for certain in a case where so little substance exists.

Unfortunately, with this case, it seems there will be questions that will remain unanswered until the real person responsible can be brought to justice.

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