Killer could be ex-con - detective

A RETIRED deputy head of CID said the killer responsible for the deaths of three prostitutes might have recently been released from prison or a mental health institution.

By Danielle Nuttall

A RETIRED deputy head of CID said the killer responsible for the deaths of three prostitutes might have recently been released from prison or a mental health institution.

The police chief, who worked in Nottinghamshire but did not want to be named, said detectives in Suffolk were probably contacting prisons and other institutions to see whether anybody had been released back into the community.

But he also said the perpetrator could have moved into the area from another part of the country.


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“My view is a spate of murders in one area could well mean somebody with that sort of background has moved into the area,” he said.

“These lines of enquiry I am sure are being pursued by police in the area, such as people released from prison recently and people from other backgrounds.

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“They might be at this very moment contacting prisons and mental homes looking to see if anyone has been released recently.

“This is a line I have personally taken myself. A man who murdered in one area and was put away for life but life didn't mean life and he moved to another part of the country where there was an extreme series of rapes. No-one had told us he had moved to the area.”

He added: “These days we have so many people coming into Britain. We have a whole moving population.”

The former detective said the chances of police recovering DNA evidence were very high because there had been three bodies.

He also said the reason why police were carrying out further toxicology tests was to probably establish whether the women had been poisoned.

“The post-mortem examination usually identifies a cause of death. If there is no evidence immediately we then have histology which has to go away for further tests which may throw up other means of death and then you're talking about poisoning.

“I would really be looking at someone moving into the area and someone with a background of this on their file.”

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