TWO years since a great-grandmother died after her bed was set alight, her daughter says she is still haunted by why the tragedy happened.
Edith Stuart died after someone held a flame to her bedding as she lay in her bed in Cleveleys Park Care Home.
Despite an inquest recording a verdict of unlawful killing earlier this year, the 96-year-old’s killer has never been brought to justice.
Shirley Fish, one of Mrs Stuart’s daughters, 76, from Poulton, today said: “We just want to know why. You can’t reconcile how someone could do something like that.
“It’s difficult to accept. I can’t understand anyone having that mentality.
“The person who has done it has gone back to a normal life.
“I haven’t moved on, she is with me all the time.”
Mrs Stuart had been living at the care home on Stockdove Way for four years when the blaze started in her bedroom on October 18, 2010. She died 30 hours later in hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and burns.
Detectives launched a murder probe and two employees, who no longer work at the care home, were initially held on suspicion of murder.
Det Insp Martin Clague, from Lancashire Police’s major investigation team, said the case had not been closed.
He said: “It is not an on-going investigation but we never close things off completely.
“The bottom line is we will respond to any information that comes in.”