As of the census, people lived there, down from ten years prior. When something of any significance happens in town, one imagines that the whole town soon finds out, given the size of the municipality. Which is what makes the unsolved murder of Ken McElroy both strange and entirely expected.
Share2 Shares Ina private eye was murdered in South London. The case seemed open-and-shut, but no one has ever been convicted of the murder. On March 10,a Unsolved murder investigator named Daniel Morgan was in the area to have a few drinks at the Golden Lion pub.
He was found in the parking lot shortly afterward, with an axe buried in his face. The killing was clearly premeditated: The handle of the axe had been carefully wrapped in elastoplast to improve grip and help avoid leaving fingerprints.
There was one obvious suspect. On the night of the murder, Morgan had been drinking with Jonathan Rees, his partner in Southern Investigations, the detective agency they had cofounded.
Rees had invited Morgan to the Golden Lion, and the pair were known to be on bad terms. There was one final detail about the murder: It took place within the district covered by Catford police station. But no one thought that was significant at the time. The Times As the case advanced, detectives from Scotland Yard became increasingly inclined to regard Rees as the prime suspect.
A few months before the murder, Rees had agreed to protect a transfer of cash for Belmont Car Auctions.
According to Rees, when he arrived at the bank, the night safe had been glued shut. Surprisingly unconcerned by this, Rees dropped his brothers-in-law off and took the cash to his house to hold until the morning. But when he stepped out of the car an unseen attacker sprayed chemicals in his face and stole the cash.
So far, things seemed straightforward. But as the investigation progressed, detectives began to suspect that attempts to build a case against Rees were being deliberately sabotaged by elements within the Metropolitan Police. Suspicion particularly fell on a detective at Catford police station named Sidney Fillery.
The Times Detective Sergeant Sid Fillery was an extraordinarily unpleasant man, with a reputation for corruption, drunkenness, and framing suspects.
He was also addicted to child pornography, to the point that he later kept a stack of it in his office drawer. This was a mistake, since it later emerged that Fillery had been a close friend of both Morgan and Jonathan Rees. In fact, the trio had been seen drinking with several other Catford officers in the Golden Lion just 24 hours before the murder.
A fight broke out among the group at one point, although the exact cause remains unclear. Fillery alone conducted the initial interview with Rees after the murder. And although Rees was already a key suspect, Fillery decided there was no need to have his clothes or car forensically tested.
He also declined to arrest Rees or secure the office of Southern Investigations. Rees was subsequently seen removing garbage bags full of files from the office. When Fillery eventually did search the office, he allegedly removed a file related to Belmont Car Auctions that was never logged as evidence and subsequently disappeared.
The testimony was not favorable to Rees, with one witness even claiming that he had talked about planting drugs in the car of a police officer working on the case.
But the most remarkable testimony came from Kevin Lennon, who had worked as an accountant for Southern Investigations. According to Lennon, Rees hated his partner and was planning to have friends in the police bring drunk-driving charges against Morgan and revoke his license.
This would seriously hinder his ability to work as a private eye, perhaps forcing him to leave Southern. According to Lennon, Rees then decided to kill Morgan and boasted that he could get police officers from Catford station to do the job.
Unsurprisingly, the inquest returned a verdict of unlawful killing, and Rees was charged with murder.Exactly 45 years after an year-old girl's unsolved murder, police in Southern California have released new sketches of her suspected killer in the hopes of finally solving the decades-old case.
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