For three decades, her body has lain far from the streets of Cardiff where she was known as a vibrant, kind-hearted, if troubled, young woman.
Earlier this year, thanks to a groundbreaking cross-border operation, she was given an identity of sorts – the woman with the flower tattoo – as police teams across three European countries and the global law enforcement force Interpol tried to get to the bottom of her murder and 21 others.
Now, finally, she has her real name back. The woman whose body was found nudging up against a grate in an Antwerp river in 1992 was Rita Roberts, a 31-year-old from the Grangetown area of the Welsh capital whose last known contact with her British family was a postcard sent shortly before she was stabbed to death.
Her family and friends can mourn, Rita’s story can start to be told, and police in Belgium will look for new leads that may yet lead them to the killer.