Villagers worry that the human remains found in the woods next to Swindon M4 are the work of serial killer Christopher Halliwell
Villagers worry that the human remains found in woodland beside a major highway were the work of serial killer Christopher Halliwell.
Forensic officers are searching on the land next to M4 Near Swindon, Wiltshire Today after the “old” bones were discovered.
But residents living near the picturesque village of Bradbury worry that the murderer of two young women may be the culprit.
The taxi driver Halliwell is currently responsible for killing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Gordon, 20 years old.
Sian was killed only two minutes after getting into Halliwell’s taxi In Swindon on March 19, 2011. She was brutally beaten and stabbed.
After taking the police to the remote location where he dumped her body, Halliwell suddenly admitted: “I am a sick man. I need help. Do you want another one?”
The devil then revealed where The police can find Becky’s body -He was strangled to death by him in 2003.
Now locals say they are very worried that the remains may belong to another of his victims.
A pensioner who has lived in a hut in the village for 28 years said: “My daughter said she thought it might be Christopher Halliwell Because she often passes by that bridge and there is a taxi parked there, and so do I.
“She used to work at Tesco, and went to work early in the morning, and she saw the taxi parked there.
“You didn’t think about anything because other vehicles were parked there, but over the years we saw a taxi parked there. This was our first thought after we found the bone yesterday.”
The 72-year-old, who asked not to be named, said that residents often discuss the possibility of more victims.
“We thought,’There must be more girls around here,'” she said.
The police have not yet ruled out the possibility of being related to the pending local case, and said that the detectives have maintained an “open mind.”
However, they stated that there was “no indication” of any connection with Halliwell “at this early stage”.
Another Bradbury villager said: “This is such a beautiful area, I don’t think it can be connected with anyone except Christopher Halliwell.
“He committed such a horrible crime And the police always said that he may be related to multiple cold killings. I hope this is the beginning of disintegration, so that the family can end. “
Detective Sheriff Steve FulcherThe investigator of Sian’s disappearance was fired after he drove Halliwell to the scene in violation of police guidelines instead of taking him to an official interview.
After Halliwell was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Xi’an in 2012, a judge ruled His confession to Becky cannot be used in court.
It took another four years for the campaign to be allowed, and Halliwell was eventually convicted of killing Becky and burying her body in a field in Glucks Eastridge.
In February 2015, the police tried to get Halliwell to re-confess, hoping that he would admit that he was suspected of committing more killings.
Mr. Fulcher later wrote a book on tragedy.
Unsolved murders related to sick Halliwell
Some homicides are related to the date of March 19-Halliwell was dumped by his girlfriend on this day in the 1980s, which is also the date Sian was killed.
Linda Razzell, 41, disappeared in Swindon on March 19, 2002. Her husband Glyn was sentenced to 13 years in jail for murdering her, but remained innocent.
Halliwell became fascinated by Linda after she did construction work at Razzell’s home four years before her death.
Halliwell’s father lived a few blocks away from chef Claudia Lawrence’s home, who disappeared on March 19, 2009.
Another potential victim is the 24-year-old sex worker Sally Ann John, who disappeared from Swindon in 1995. She lives on the same street as Halliwell.
The disappearances of 39-year-old Tina Pryer, 20-year-old Thi Hai Nguyen and 21-year-old Sandra Brewin are also related to the killer
He claimed that clothes and other objects found around the pond in 2014 Pointing at the “trophy” of a murderer hoarding a victim. Approximately 60 objects were found on the scene in Rumsbury.
The former policeman wrote: “If my suspicion is right, If the evidence in the trophy shop shows the truth is still hidden, Then Halliwell has a prolific murder tendency—perhaps once or twice a year. “
In 2016, after the trial of Halliwell’s conviction for the murder of Becky, Superintendent Sean Memory said: “Halliwell spoke frankly in 1985 about wanting to be a serial killer. I really believe this is an obvious possibility.”
The Wiltshire Police Commissioner confirmed that the police may remain at the location of Swindon in the next few weeks.
A military spokesperson said: “Expert officials are currently conducting a detailed search of the area to find any relevant materials before conducting forensic scientific analysis.
“This kind of investigation may take several weeks, but as this work continues, we will work hard to provide the latest information.
“In the next few days and weeks, the public will see the presence of police in the area.”