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Who solved the Soham murders?

Who solved the Soham murders?

At approximately 12:30 p.m., on August 17, a man by the name of Keith Pryer discovered the bodies of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, lying side-by-side in a five-foot-deep ditch, in a location about 10 miles from where the girls went missing in Soham.

What did Ian Huntley do?

Ian Huntley brutally murdered schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in the Soham murders of 2002 – and persuaded his girlfriend Maxine Carr to cover for him. It remains one of the most senseless and devastating crimes the UK has ever seen. The 10-year-old schoolgirls went missing in Cambridgeshire in August 2002.

What happened to Ian Huntley’s house?

The house in Soham where the school caretaker Ian Huntley murdered schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman was demolished by a 20-ton bulldozer, to avoid it becoming a permanent reminder of their deaths.

Did Huntley plead guilty?

The killer confessed on the tape to deliberately killing Jessica to stop her from raising the alarm after Holly died in the bath in what he insists was an accident. Holly and Jessica’s families were put through the ordeal of a full court hearing in 2003 because Huntley refused to plead guilty.

Are Holly and Jessica’s parents still together?

While Kevin and Nicola have remained together since the unimaginable death of their daughter, they struggled for quite some time. “For the first five months after Holly died we broke down together, but after that we processed our grief at different speeds,” Kevin told the Evening Standard.

Did Ian Huntley get a whole life term?

His killer was convicted robber Damien Fowkes, who also wounded another child killer, Ian Huntley – whose crime was far more widely reported, but who did not receive a whole life sentence.

Is Ian Huntley in a wheelchair?

He was wheeled out of a rear entrance in a red wheelchair before being driven away in a prison van and returned to nearby Woodhill prison, where he is being held on remand pending trial. It is understood that he will continue treatment on the prison’s hospital wing.

Where are Holly and Jessica buried?

Soham Cemetery
Soham murders

Jessica Chapman Holly Wells
Died Both c. 4 August 2002 (aged 10) Soham, Cambridgeshire, England
Body discovered 17 August 2002 Lakenheath, Suffolk, England
Resting place Soham Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England52.32662°N 0.34642°E (approximate)
Known for Victims of child murder

What happened to Kevin Wells?

He is currently in prison. Nicola and Kevin have spoken often about their loss and how they tried to move on with their lives for the sake of Holly’s brother Oliver. He was just six years old at the time of his sister’s murder. The Wells family still live in Soham, the village where Holly was killed.

How did Ian Huntley know Holly and Jessica?

At the time of Holly and Jessica’s disappearance, Ian Huntley was working as a caretaker at the local secondary school, Soham Village College. He was engaged to and living with Maxine Carr, a teaching assistant at Holly and Jessica’s school, which was his connection to the youngsters.

Where is Holly and Jessica’s parents now?

The Wells family still live in Soham, the village where Holly was killed. They briefly moved out of the family home where she spent her last day, though. In 2015 it was reported that Nicola and Kevin had moved back into the home that held so many precious memories of their beloved daughter.

Who was the first witness to the Soham murder case?

The first witness was Helen Davey, a forensic scientist from the Forensic Science Laboratory based in Huntingdon. Ms Davey described how she was called to Soham Village college on August 17 last year following the discovery of garments in a bin in the building on the site known as the Hangar.

How will the evidence be analysed?

All evidence will be analysed by a forensic scientist once it has been placed into the chain of custody, depending on the type of evidence will depend on how it is analysed.

What procedures are used in forensic analysis?

Certain procedures will be used within the forensic analysis depending on what it is, for example a suspected blood sample will be analysed differently to a suspected semen sample.

How many mistakes led to Soham’s downfall?

^ “Ian Huntley: The 5 Mistakes That Led to The Soham Killer’s Downfall Explored in Tonight’s Channel 5 Documentary”. i. 23 May 2019.