UK’s worst necrophiliac double murderer, David Fuller, will be spending his whole life in jail after being handed two life sentences.
The “morgue monster” reportedly assaulted and strangled Wendy Knell, and Caroline Pierce who were 25 and 20 years old respectively to death before sexually assaulting them in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in 1987. According to reports, this became one of the UK’s longest unsolved double murder cases before Fuller’s arrest.
67-year-old Fuller who went on to sexually abuse more than 100 female corpses in hospital mortuaries, was sentenced to life in imprisonment for the double murders and was also given 12 years in jail for necrophilia on corpses, to run concurrently.
A 2019 DNA breakthrough led to his arrest and also exposed a stash of sickening recordings of himself abusing corpses. Samples left on Ms. Knell’s duvet made Fuller “one billion times more likely to be the killer, while cells on Ms. Pierce’s tights made him 160,000 times closer a match than any other person”, results of the CPS revealed.
Fuller also kept evidence of himself visiting the Buster Browns restaurant where Ms. Pierce worked and photos in SupaSnaps sleeves, the company Ms. Knell was working with when she was killed.
Kent Police has now constituted a dedicated team of investigators, who will spend a year picking through Fuller’s sordid life to see if he is behind any other cold cases of missing women.
Detective Chief Superintendent, Paul Fotheringham, who was asked if police are still investigating the morgue monster outside the court, said;
“We are… it must be unthinkable that there aren’t other offenses that he’s committed before or even afterward. Given the nature and length of time of his crimes, it is unthinkable he didn’t commit other offenses.
“We have a team dedicated to this case, we will be looking at other cases of missing girls, rape offenses, and murders across the South East of England. We will spend about a year working in this, maybe more, reviewing these cases”.Paul Fotheringham
Paul Fotheringham further expressed his delight with the sentences and that Fuller will never see the light of day. According to him, the damage Fuller has done to hundreds of families is unimaginable and emphasized that this is the worst offense his team has ever seen.
Fotheringham noted that the Kent Police received almost 750 calls from members of the public to its dedicated appeal line set up after Fuller changed his double murder pleas to guilty.
Commenting on the case, Libby Clark, the Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS South East Complex Casework Unit said: “David Fuller’s deeply distressing crimes are unlike any other I have encountered in my career and unprecedented in British legal history. This highly dangerous man has inflicted unimaginable suffering on countless families and he has only admitted his long-held secrets when confronted with overwhelming evidence. Fuller, with his uncontrolled sense of sexual entitlement, treated Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce with extreme depravity. Both women were simply at home or returning from work when he ambushed them.
“No British court has ever seen abuse on this scale against the dead before and I have no doubt he would still be offending to this day had it not been for this painstaking investigation and prosecution”.Libby Clark