ITV’s new true crime documentary investigates the murders of three Playboy Bunnies in the 1970s. Filmmaker Marcel Theroux – the brother of documentarian Louis Theroux – has made the documentary with help from This Morning’s very own criminologist David Wilson.
The unsolved murder still baffle detectives and now Theroux looks to connect other eerily similar cold cases to the elusive killer – but, spoiler alert, it doesn’t have a happy ending.
The two-part series starts with the killing of Bunny Girl Eve Stratford in 1975. Eve Stratford was found dead with her throat cut from ear to ear between eight and 12 times at her flat in Leyton on 18 March 1975. Her face for severely mutilated and it was clear the attack was sexually motivated in the way the killer left her body.
DNA evidence found that this mysterious killing was also linked to the murder of Lynne Weedone on 10 September 1975 six months later. She was a schoolgirl who was killed and raped on the way back from the pub where she was celebrating finishing her O-Levels.
Her killer stalked her down a dark alley now called School Walk near Lampton School in Hounslow where he hit her over the head with a blunt object and then dragged her away to rape her. She was found alive but unconscious by the groundskeeper the next morning but died in hospital a week later, never regaining consciousness, My London reports.
The killings were unexpectedly found to be linked in 2007 as DNA was not used as evidence until 1986. The cases were then reopened with a £40,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the killer being offered – but to no avail.
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