Old Murder Mystery in Amersham – Can Anyone Help?

I have received an email asking if I can help with a possible old mystery about a murder in Amersham many years ago.  The writer tells me “I recall that a popular woman GP was murdered in the woods above Old Amersham, her name might have been Davison.  On the widely held belief that a murderer always returns to the scene of the crime, my father was allocated the night watch, which he spent up in a tree, my guess quite high.  Probably to his intense relief the murderer did not appear and I believe was never caught.”

Can anyone remember this case and what the outcome was?  A Google search has not revealed anything, but it was probably reported locally.

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Woodside Road Amersham Changing

Amersham’s Woodside Road has never been the busiest shopping street, but there are some really good shops along it.

However, I noticed a planning application number CH/2015/1424/FA

https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NS52GNES0IF00

for 51 Woodside Road Amersham Buckinghamshire HP6 6AA – Change of use of ground floor from retail (Use Class A1) to mixed used retail (Use Class A1) and three residential units (Use Class C3) with fenestration alterations

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I believe this application relates to where Majestic currently is.  I understand they will be moving to the new development on Hill Avenue.  Long established Schiller kitchens recently closed, so along with the planning for residential use may mean this part of Woodside Road is in for some changes.