A detective remained in charge of Scotland Yard’s most controversial unsolved murder case for eight years despite suffering acute mental health problems.
David Cook, 58, was also working on a book about the murder in 1987 of Daniel Morgan, a private investigator, while he prepared a case against five suspects. Their trial collapsed over myriad problems, including allegations of serious police misconduct for which Mr Cook is being criminally investigated.
The murder of Mr Morgan, 37, who was found with an axe in his head in a south London pub car park, is the most investigated case in British history and has been steeped in controversy.
The initial investigation was incompetent and mired by allegations of police corruption. Despite five inquiries costing the taxpayer £50…
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CARLSBAD, CA – A composite image created using DNA evidence linked to the murder of a 39-year-old mentally disabled woman in a Carlsbad condominium a decade ago was released Tuesday in a renewed effort to find her killer.
A website dedicated to solving the cold case homicide of Jodine Elizabeth Serrin has also been launched. Serrin was found dead in the bedroom of her home in the 1900 block of Swallow Lane on Feb. 14, 2007.
Serrin’s parents had gone to check on her that day after not being able to reach her by phone, and her father unknowingly interrupted the suspect engaging in an act of necrophilia with the body. He told the man to leave, then discovered his daughter was dead, according to the recently launched website, jodineserrin.net.
She had been raped, beaten and strangled hours before she was found.
There were no signs of forced entry, which could indicate the victim
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