The father of murdered Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley has died, still denying any involvement in her death.
Sid Bentley, 64, who died on Monday after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter’s 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty’s older brother, John.
Both denied their involvement.
Interviewed recently, Sid Bentley’s wish was for his ashes to be buried with his daughter’s.
Last year, Sid Bentley said it was his dying wish to see his daughter’s killers caught and that his “conscience is clear”.
If he was the killer, the mystery will probably never be solved. A very sad case.