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Was Britain’s first sporting superstar Freddie Mills also serial killer Jack the Stripper?

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FEARLESS Freddie Mills was Britain’s first sporting superstar.

But was he also the serial killer nicknamed Jack the Stripper, responsible for the Hammersmith Nude Murders?

A world-champion boxer, after Mills hung up his gloves he became an actor, presented the pop programme Six-Five Special and opened Britain’s first Chinese restaurant.

But that’s when things started to turn sour and he was plagued by scandal and money troubles when he was found dead in his car on the morning of July 25, 1965 aged just 46.

He’d apparently shot himself, but rumours persist Freddie was bumped off by the Krays or the Triads.

It’s an incredible story, one which Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn in his native South Wales, tells in his new book.

“This story has everything — there’s the Krays, the Hammersmith Nude Murders, it’s the Swinging 60s, nightclubs, glamour,

Read more at: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/was-britains-first-sporting-superstar-freddie-mills-also-serial-killer-jack-the-stripper/

UK’s first animal forensics lab used to hunt for cat serial killer

Forensic scientists are to help track down a serial cat murderer believed to be behind the deaths of around 250 animals.

ArroGen Veterinary Forensics is Britain’s first forensic lab dedicated to researching crimes against animals, in order to help police and the RSPCA prosecute perpetrators.

The lab will re-examine the case of the “Croydon cat killer” who began mutilating and dismembering felines in south London in 2014, The Times reported.

The culprit has been targeting cats within the M25, but the attacks have spread to other parts of the UK, including Birmingham and Manchester.

The bodies of some of the cats have been kept in freezers during the hunt for the attacker, who has so far eluded capture.

The team will use DNA to try and hunt down the cat killer, as well as determine exactly how many cats have been killed by the culprit, excluding those which may have been

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/croydon-cat-killer-m25-forensic-science-lab-animals-crime-arrogen-veterinary-forensics-a7973596.html

UK’s first animal forensics lab used to hunt for cat serial killer | The …

Forensic scientists are to help track down a serial cat murderer believed to be behind the deaths of around 250 animals.

ArroGen Veterinary Forensics is Britain’s first forensic lab dedicated to researching crimes against animals, in order to help police and the RSPCA prosecute perpetrators.

The lab will re-examine the case of the “Croydon cat killer” who began mutilating and dismembering felines in south London in 2014, The Times reported.

The culprit has been targeting cats within the M25, but the attacks have spread to other parts of the UK, including Birmingham and Manchester.

The bodies of some of the cats have been kept in freezers during the hunt for the attacker, who has so far eluded capture.

The team will use DNA to try and hunt down the cat killer, as well as determine exactly how many cats have been killed by the culprit, excluding those which may have been

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/croydon-cat-killer-m25-forensic-science-lab-animals-crime-arrogen-veterinary-forensics-a7973596.html

Was It Really ‘America’s First Serial Killer’ H.H. Holmes Buried in a …

This summer’s great murder-mystery surrounding a man hanged in Philadelphia 121 years ago and known as “America’s first serial killer” has been solved.

We think.

An eight-part television show called “American Ripper” on the History Channel that examined the life, death and legends surrounding mass murderer Herman Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes, concluded Tuesday night.

NBC10 Investigators were first to unearth the growing mystery in April of the Holmes conspiracy that he escaped death. Then, in July, NBC10 exclusively reported that a search for the truth was underway — with Holy Cross Cemetery in Delaware County as the epicenter.

The question all along, spurred on by the show’s co-host and Holmes’ great-great-grandson, Jeff Mudgett, was whether Holmes actually hanged at Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia in 1896 and was then buried at the Yeadon cemetery.

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Was-It-Really-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-HH-Holmes-Buried-in-a-Delaware-County-Grave-DNA-Evidence-Concludes-442255783.html

Was It Really ‘America’s First Serial Killer’ HH Holmes Buried in a Delaware County Grave? DNA Evidence Concludes…

This summer’s great murder-mystery surrounding a man hanged in Philadelphia 121 years ago and known as “America’s first serial killer” has been solved.

We think.

An eight-part television show called “American Ripper” on the History Channel that examined the life, death and legends surrounding mass murderer Herman Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes, concluded Tuesday night.

NBC10 Investigators were first to unearth the growing mystery in April of the Holmes conspiracy that he escaped death. Then, in July, NBC10 exclusively reported that a search for the truth was underway — with Holy Cross Cemetery in Delaware County as the epicenter.

The question all along, spurred on by the show’s co-host and Holmes’ great-great-grandson, Jeff Mudgett, was whether Holmes actually hanged at Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia in 1896 and was then buried at the Yeadon cemetery.

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Was-It-Really-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-HH-Holmes-Buried-in-a-Delaware-County-Grave-DNA-Evidence-Concludes-442255783.html

Son of Yorkshire Ripper’s first victim ‘grateful’ for letter from serial killer

The son of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first victim has responded to a letter sent to ITV Calendar by the serial killer.

Richard McCann, whose mother Wilma was killed by Peter Sutcliffe in 1975, released a video on social media stating that he was grateful for the fact some sense of responsibility was shown in the letter.

In his letter, Sutcliffe – writing under his adopted name of Peter Coonan – says: “Yes, I did some bad things, but I just want people to know that I did not attack or murder any males.”

McCann, who is now a motivational speaker, said he believed the message was the first time Sutcliffe had acknowledged that what he did was wrong.

Wilma McCann was murdered on playing fields close to the family home in Leeds. She was the first of 13 victims known to have been killed by Sutcliffe.

He was found

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-08-22/son-of-yorkshire-rippers-first-victim-grateful-for-letter-from-serial-killer/

The Evil Within 2 Shows Off Its First Serial Killer Antagonist

Heading into the realm of the twisted even more so than its predecessor, The Evil Within 2 sees now-former detective Sebastian Castellanos discovering that his daughter Lily may actually be still alive and in the hands of the corporation Mobius, who are using her to create Union, a world that connects human minds together. So Sebastian now has to journey through Union, but the serial killers used for experiments who have left their own imprint in this hellish dimension won’t make it easy. And now Bethesda would like to introduce you to one of these killers, insane artist Stefano Valentini, seen in the new trailer below.

A former war photographer who lost his marbles after being blinded in one eye, Stefano became obsessed with capturing the exact moments right before death as a person accepts their fate. Of

Read more at: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2017/08/19/the-evil-within-2-shows-off-its-first-serial-killer-antagonist/268594/

Inside the mind of Hong Kong’s first serial killer

There are a handful of Hong Kong crimes that have slipped into local folklore and are best known by their monikers. Most famous are the Hello Kitty Murder (1999) and the Milkshake Murder (2003), but long before these there was the Jars Killer.

Lam Kor-wan is now 62 and serving a life sentence at the maximum-security Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island for a string of grisly murders in the early 1980s. He holds the dubious distinction of being Hong Kong’s first serial killer and his reign of terror came to an end 35 years ago this week, when he was apprehended on August 17, 1982, at the age of 27.

Most press coverage at the time focused on the macabre details of the case

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/08/17/inside-the-mind-of-hong-kong-serial-killer-known-as-the-jars-killer-35-years-after-his-arrest/

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Mindhunter,’ David Fincher’s New Serial Killer Series

David Fincher returns to “Zodiac” territory for his first series, “Mindhunter,” about the formation of the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, and it looks appropriately dark and disturbing.

Set in 1979, the series stars Jonathan Groff (doing a huge 180 from “Glee” and “Frozen“) as Holden Ford, an unconventional agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Ford meets resistance when he wants to study serial killers like Charles Manson in order to stop them. He’s partnered with Holt McCallany of “Criminal Minds” and the short-lived boxing series, “Lights Out.” McCallany also played the imposing Mechanic in Fincher’s “Fight Club.”

It’s based on the 1996 book by by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker about the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit. Per the book jacket, Douglas was the model for Scott Glenn’s character Jack Crawford in “The Silence of the Lambs.” His cases included

Read more at: https://www.moviefone.com/2017/08/01/first-trailer-for-mindhunter-david-fincher-series/