UNSOLVED CRIMES MURDER FILES BRIAN McDERMOTT, BELFAST, 1973 In 1973 a ten-year old boy left his home and headed to a nearby park and was never seen alive again. Despite numerous beliefs and rumours as to his demise, his killer has never been found. The Irish ‘troubles’ seemed to eclipse the murder of little Brian… Continue reading UNSOLVED: MURDER FILES: BRIAN McDERMOTT, BELFAST, 1973
MURDER FILES THE MURDER OF TRACY MEAD 31st JANUARY 1992 This blog post in covering the very scant details I can find regarding the death of a young London girl in 1992. The press showed little interest and according to Tracy’s mum, neither did the police. I just happened to stumble across it whilst… Continue reading MURDER FILES: The Murder of Tracy Meade, 1992
UNSOLVED CRIMES OPERATION TATTINGSTONE THE MURDER OF BERNARD OLIVER On 16th January 1967 the remains of a youth were found in two suitcases in a Suffolk field and so began a police investigation to trace who the boy was and who committed such a heinous crime. 16th JANUARY 1967 Farm worker, Fred Burggy, stumbled across… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: Operation Tattingstone – Bernard Oliver
LAMBETH THE DEATH OF BULIC FORSYTHE Although I am predominantly going to focus on Bulic’s death in this blog post, I will also be briefly covering connected crimes against people who also worked for Lambeth council. There are so many intertwining elements to this case – and Lambeth Council as a whole (that’s even disregarding… Continue reading UNSOLVED MURDERS: Bulic Forsythe & the Lambeth Abuse
PADDINGTON AND THE VICE RING(S) Paddington seems to crop up time and again whenever I read in to London vice rings, so I’ve collated a number of stories connected with the area. The most interesting is that during the 1970s at least three vice rings were operating in the same road. Were they connected or… Continue reading PADDINGTON VICE
WILLIAM HOLLOWAY 1951-1962 On 14 February 1962 two young friends from Hayes were playing on waste ground when they were approached by a strange man who claimed to be a private eye. One of the boys, Billy, walked off with the man and subsequently disappeared. The search for Billy took police as far as Southampton,… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: The Mysterious Death of BILLY HOLLOWAY, 1962
Jeanette Patricia Beard 1935-1950 This is the story of the murder of Jeanette Patricia Beard, a 15 year old schoolgirl from Brixton, who, on a summer’s evening, was brutally murdered. Her murder has never been solved. I have gathered together as much evidence as I could find from numerous newspaper reports at the time so that… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: Who killed schoolgirl JEANETTE BEARD, 1950?