Beyond Comprehension: The Gruesome Story of Douglas Clark & Carol Bundy: The Sunset Strip Slayers | Killer Couples

(Carol Bundy & Douglas Clark. Picture credit: wikimedia)

This is one of those cases where people are often divided in their opinion on who was the more dominant killer and who was the one who was dragged along for the ride out of fear. I have to say that I've done a lot of research into Carol Bundy (no relation to Ted Bundy) and Douglas Clark and watched the numerous documentaries about them, even the ones who take a more sympathetic view to Carol and I'm still convinced that both of them were just as evil, sick and twisted as the other. 

From the get-go, I was getting serious Rose West vibes from Carol. Not only did they look similar, claim to be victims of their partners who were led astray but you find as the story goes on and the evidence is presented, Carol was quite the monster just like Rose West was, don't let the frilly blouses and the granny glasses fool you. These women were very much involved in what their partners were doing and in some cases they tortured, mutilated and murdered their innocent victims on there own. 

To this day, some people can't seem to grasp the fact that some women can be truly evil and very frightening, I have covered quite a few cases here on my blog of women who have done horrendous things. In this post I'm taking a look at the story of Douglas Clark and Carol Bundy, otherwise known as The Sunset Strip Slayers. 

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I'll start first by talking about Douglas Daniel Clark who was born on the 10th of March 1948 in Pennsylvania in the US. He's not one to talk about his childhood but from what we do know, he had quite a privileged upbringing and had actually lived in 37 countries before settling in Southern California. His father was a retired Navy Commander and Douglas (who preferred to be called Doug) even spent some time at boarding school.

(A young Douglas Clark. Picture credit: Oxygen)

During his younger days he was popular with girls and was never short of a date. The girls were attracted to the fact that he was a clean-cut American boy from a comfortable background who could speak French. As he grew up, he became a bit big for his boots where his ego was concerned and his attitude towards women was appalling. He called himself 'The King of The One Night Stands' and would show off to his friends by playing audio tapes of sex sessions he had with various women.

Through the ladies man image and the fancy French talk lay a dark secret underneath that he had been hiding. Douglas had an obsession with rape fantasies and would dream about sexual intercourse with the deceased. He kept this secret to himself for years but began feeling restless and frustrated and eager to bring these fantasies to life. 


Douglas was a typical narcissist who seemed to believe that he was God's gift to women. A lot of people who have met him or known him have often spoken of his cold, dead eyes. Personally speaking, some of his pictures remind me of Kane from Poltergeist, don't ask me why, I just get that vibe from him. He thought he was clever when it came to women though and would often target middle aged, insecure housewife types who he would charm and live off of.

He was like a sugarbaby, living off these lonely women for money and then when their backs were turned, he'd sneak out at night and meet up with young women for sex.

In 1979, Carol Mary Bundy was at the end of her rope where her abusive husband was concerned. She'd had enough of living in fear and finally took her two children and left him. Carol hadn't had an easy road in life up to that point, she was born on the 26th of August 1942 and to say her childhood was horrendous is an understatement. 

Both of her parents were alcoholics and she suffered emotional and physical abuse by the pair of them. When her mother passed away from a heart attack when she was just 11 years old, her father demanded that she now take care of the house and sleep in bed with him. She was subjected to sexual abuse on a regular basis. 

As she got older, Carol went from being a cute little girl to someone who looked twice their age and she just stopped caring about her appearance which is a common occurrence in victims of sexual abuse. 

Her father began a relationship and remarried so he wanted Carol out of the house. She was pushed around foster home to foster home.

So Carol was no stranger to abusive men but in 1979 she'd had enough and ended up renting an apartment from a man named John 'Jack' Murray (I'll be calling him Jack throughout this post as that was the name he preferred to be called & what his friends and family had known him as). Jack seemed like such a nice guy but a bit of a charmer, he had an air of old school Tom Jones about him and he actually was a singer. Sometimes he'd sing at a bar in LA called Little Nashville. Like a lot of people in LA, Jack (who was originally from Australia) had dreams of stardom but his career wasn't going quite as well as he hoped.

Feeling lonely and vulnerable and having Jack be such a gentleman towards her, it was no surprise that Carol took a shine to him. He'd been so nice to her and her two sons, helping them move in, making sure everything was ok. 

Instead of admiring Jack from afar (he was married with two children himself), Carol became obsessed and went to great lengths to get his attention, even clogging the toilet in her apartment just so she had an excuse to invite him over. 

Eventually Carol got what she wanted and one thing led to another and they had a full blown affair. She did enjoy his attention and he even helped her sort out her glasses, got her a proper eye test as she had been having eye trouble for quite some time. He helped her get registered blind which enabled her to receive welfare every month. 

Carol did have eyesight problems but she wasn't fully blind. I think they must have played that up a bit to the Doctors in order to get the welfare.

Having Jack around was great for sex and for support, Carol decided that the affair wasn't enough, she wanted him all to herself completely. She came up with the ridiculous idea of approaching Jack's wife with $1500 in an attempt to pay her to leave Jack. Of course this was a complete disaster and resulted in Carol and Jack having an argument and Carol being told that she'd have to find somewhere else to live.

So again she felt rejected, not wanted, not good enough and went to the Little Nashville bar to drown her sorrows and it was there that she met Douglas Clark. Carol was just what Douglas was looking for, a lonely, vulnerable woman, another one who would give him money and take care of him. That night they went home together and were inseparable.

Carol moved her obsession from Jack on to Douglas and was determined to make him happy in any way possible. The pair developed a bond really fast and Douglas felt that he could share his sick fantasies with her. Any woman in their right mind would have run a mile if someone said the things that he was saying but surprisingly, Carol was on board for everything. 

In the Summer of 1980 things took a sickening turn in their relationship, Douglas wanted to act out his fantasies for real and Carol was eager to play along with this, even when he brought young women back to the house for sex she would take pictures and was turned on by what was taking place. On one occasion, Douglas brought an 11 year old child to the house that he'd abducted from a local park, instead of getting the child to safety and calling the police, Carol proceeded to take photographs whilst Douglas abused the girl.

On the 11th of June 1980, two young girls who were half sisters, Gina Narano (15) and Cynthia Chandler (16) went missing after arranging to meet some friends at Huntington Beach. The girls bodies were found the next day next to a freeway. Both of the girls had been shot in the head. Douglas had apparently abducted the girls and forced them into his car where he drove them to a location and forced them to carry out sex acts on him before shooting them in the head. The monster then took the girl's bodies back to his garage where he molested their corpses and put them in poses whilst he took photographs before dumping them next to the freeway. He seemed to have enjoyed telling Carol these details as she later claimed. 

Carol began seeing Jack again in secret at the Little Nashville bar, they'd go to his van and have sex before she returned to Douglas. Douglas hated Jack with a passion and saw him as a rival for Carol's attention.

On the 24th of June, the body of a 24 year old working girl by the name of Karen Jones was found behind a Burbank steakhouse she had also died of a gunshot wound. The very same morning that Karen was found, the police found another female's body, this time the location was Studio City and even more gruesome was the fact that she'd been decapitated.

Investigators couldn't find the head but were able to identify the remains as being that of a 20 year old working girl, Exxie Wilson. 

The details of what happened to Exxie are horrific. Douglas had her head in the refrigerator and when Carol's sons had gone to visit a relative, he thought he would surprise Carol by putting it on the kitchen table. They both thought this was funny and Carol started to play with the head, putting makeup on it. She later said ''We had fun with her. I was making her up like a Barbie doll''

And just when you thought that it couldn't get any worse, Douglas took Exxie's decapitated head into the shower in the bathroom with him where he performed sex acts on it. The head was kept in the fridge and the pair would take it out and do various things with it before Douglas put it in a box and dumped it in a Hollywood alley where it was discovered on the 27th of June.

''It's a bitch trying to get clothes off of a dead girl.'' - Carol Bundy 

Another unidentified female body was found on the 25th of July on Sunset Boulevard. She had also died from a gunshot wound to the head. Two weeks after this discovery, an unidentified female body was found by snake hunters in the Fern Wood area near Malibu. She had been shot in the head.

Carol was at the Little Nashville bar drinking and having a secret meeting with Jack. She'd had a bit too much to drink and started spilling the details of what she and Douglas had been up to. Jack threatened to report Douglas to the police, this suddenly sobered Carol up and she realised that she'd let the cat out of the bag. She managed to smooth things over with Jack and lured him out to the van for one of their usual sex sessions. 

Jack got more than he bargained for because Carol attacked him, stabbing him and slashing him. When Jack stopped breathing, she decapitated him and took his head home in a bag to show Douglas. 

She walked into the house and said ''I've brought Jack home with me'' to which Douglas was confused but when she pulled his head out and placed it on the table, the sick pair burst out laughing. Jack's head was later thrown out of a car window by Carol. 

When Jack's remains were found a few days later in his van, Carol panicked. She realised that she was the last person to have seen Jack alive, there were witnesses. At work she had a breakdown and ended up telling her shocked colleagues what Douglas (not her) had been up to. She painted herself as a victim. 

(Some of the identified victims of Douglas Clark and Carol Bundy. Picture credit: From top left: Jack Murray, Gina Narano and Cynthia Chandler. From bottom left: Karen Jones, Exxie Wilson and Marnette Comer. Picture credit: cncpunishment)

Someone at her work called the police and Carol's house was searched, the police found items that belonged to the victims as well as photographs, the pair were arrested and proceeded to blame each other for the crimes.

They were both charged with murder and the cases went to trial. Douglas was found guilty on the 28th of January 1983 of 6 counts of first degree murder with 'special circumstances' plus one count each of attempted murder, mayhem and mutilating human remains. He was given the death penalty and is currently 73 years old and is yet to have met his executioner.

(Carol Bundy: Picture credit: Daily News)

Carol had her own trial for the murder of Jack and an unidentified young woman. She struck up a plea deal which meant she wouldn't get the death penalty. She was found guilty and got 27 years to life on one count and 25 years to life on the other. 

On the 9th of December 2003, Carol Mary Bundy passed away from heart failure. 


(Douglas Clark: Picture credit: alchetron)


''I used to be a good looking guy, ya know. But, see what they done to me in here. My hair is falling out, my teeth are rotten and still they want to kill me. Still, we all gotta fu*kin' die some time. I've outlived the judge, and the prosecutor: It's just they're killing an innocent man.'' - A quote taken from the amazing book: Talking With Serial Killers by Christopher Berry Dee

RIP to the victims and my heart goes out to their families.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, those that know this case well have a difference of opinion, some think the murders were all carried out by Douglas, some think it was both, some think it was all Carol and that Douglas was the poor guy who she set up to take the fall. 

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The Beauty Queen Killer: Christopher Bernard Wilder | Serial Killer

 

(Christopher Wilder. Picture credit: The Telegraph)

Here is a real-life monster who most refer to as The Beauty Queen Killer, Christopher Bernard Wilder went on a rampage in the 1980s across America leaving a trail of victims behind him. He was obsessed with beautiful young women and would approach his victims posing as a photographer with promises of securing a modeling contract for them.

Once he had hold of the girls, they were subjected to a horrendous ordeal of torture and sexual assault before being brutally murdered, their bodies dumped and in many cases, never found. 

But, did Christopher really start killing in the 1980s? Some believe he started as far back as the 1960s. In my 75th true crime post, I'm going to be looking into The Beauty Queen Killer and some of the details that I will be sharing will be quite disturbing so please take that into consideration before reading any further.

So who was Christopher Wilder and how many lives was he responsible for taking? Well, the number varies depending on who you talk to but it is estimated that he murdered between 8-18 women. As with a lot of serial killer cases, there are those victims that we know about, and those that we don't and in the case of Christopher Wilder, there are many many more murders that he is suspected to have been responsible for. 

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Christopher Bernard Wilder was born in Sydney, Australia on the 13th of March 1945. His father was an American naval officer and his mother was an Australian national. From the get-go, Christopher had problems. He battled a lot of illnesses as a child and at one point a priest had to be called in because they thought he wasn't going to make it. As well as bad health, he seemed to be plagued with bad luck and almost drowned in a swimming pool. On another occasion when he was just 3 years old he was in his parents car and began having fits to the point of having to be resuscitated. 

It was a wonder how he made it past his childhood with the amount of near deaths that he had. One can imagine that it must have been traumatic not just for him but for his parents. Little did anyone know that this sickly boy would grow up to become an evil monster. You would think that his problems with illness in his childhood would make Christopher grow up with a more appreciation of life but instead he enjoyed taking it and causing as much pain and suffering to others as he possibly could. 

The red flags of what was to come later on started at the age of 17. Christopher was part of a sickening gang rape that took part on a beach. Instead of proper punishment, they gave him a year's probation and recommended that he have counselling along with Electroconvulsive Therapy

Some would argue that the Electroconvulsive Therapy could have been the cause of what he became but I would say that I disagree, as he'd already taken part in a very serious sexual assault beforehand. 

The therapy did nothing for him.

Fast forward to the age of 23 and roots of evil were getting deeper and deeper. Christopher got married but it wasn't to last, he abused his wife and when she found a stash of pictures of nude women and a pair of panties that didn't belong to her, she left him. 

The stash of nude pictures were found in a briefcase in his car and this was him in his early 20s. Who were the women in the pictures? Was he carrying out his sickening crimes back then? 

In 1969 he threatened a student nurse that he would humiliate her by showing her nude pictures publicly. Going by my research into Christopher it sounds like he used his tactic of pretending to be a photographer and managed to persuade this woman to have nude photographs taken in exchange for either money or a modelling contract. It is possible that he tried to blackmail her into having sex with him and she refused. Whatever the case, the lady went to the police but the charges were soon dropped after she didn't feel comfortable having to testify against him in court. 

It wasn't long after this that Christopher ran off to America. A lot has been said about this, that he attacked and possibly murdered a number of women in his homeland of Australia and decided to make a swift exit before the cops were hot on his tail.

Once he was in America he settled in Southern Florida and did pretty well for himself financially because of his construction and electrical contracting work. Christopher began living the high life with expensive cars, parties at his luxurious home and even had a photographic studio in his house to carry on with his creepy obsession. 

It seemed that no matter how much money Christopher had and the lovely lifestyle, the sickness within him was too deep and he just could not help himself. He was soon back on the prowl again.

In 1971, Christopher was in hot water again for about 5 minutes as per usual, nothing was done. He'd been walking up to pretty young girls again using his usual routine of being a photographer who could help them get onto the cover of magazines. All he got was a slap on the wrist and a small fine. Christopher was soon free to continue on with his sickening ways.

In 1980 he tricked a young teenage girl into his car and drove her to a rural area where he subjected her to a horrific sexual assault. The poor girl managed to escape and the police were informed. Again, Christopher managed to get away with it and got 5 years probation and more useless therapy. 

Having his little brush with the law must have made Christopher feel that he had to lay low for a little bit so he went to Australia to visit his parents but he just couldn't help himself and abducted two girls from a beach. He was charged with kidnap and sexual assault. His parents bailed him out and he was sent packing back to America.

He was supposed to attend a court appearance in May of 1983 but delays meant that the date was changed to the 3rd of April 1984, an appearance he would never make. 

From February 1984 to April 1984, Christopher would go on a rampage (some believe he first started killing in 1962) from state to state, abducting girls, sexually assaulting, torturing and killing them. One of the victims was his ex girlfriend who had also been a beauty queen, her name was Elizabeth Kenyon. 

Soon the police were keeping watch with so many reports of a bearded man posing as a photographer and approaching women at the beaches and shopping malls trying to get them to go with him. 

Christopher celebrated his 39th birthday with a brand new car which was a 1973 Chrysler.

Soon the newspapers were reporting that the police were looking for a man fitting his description plus the same make of car and he panicked. he told his business partner that under no circumstances would he ever go to jail. Christopher was terrified of being put in prison and soon fled.

Being on the run from the police didn't stop him carrying out more crimes. On the 19th of March 1984 he abducted a 21 year old girl by the name of Terry Ferguson from a shopping mall. The police found the poor girl's body four days later in a canal. 

The very next day he kidnapped a university student in Tallahassee and drove for miles until finally stopping at a cheap motel where he proceeded to sexually assault her repeatedly. As well as carrying out these sickening acts, he super glued her eyes and gave her electric shocks. By some miracle the girl was able to get herself into the bathroom, lock the door, scream and bang on the walls in an attempt to alert other people at the motel. Being the coward that he was, Christopher soon jumped in his car and sped off. 

He soon ended up in Texas and his next target was Suzanne Logan, she had vanished from a shopping mall and was found days later on the 26th of March, the same day the body of 24 year old Terry Walden was found. Terry had actually mentioned to her husband a few days before that there was a creepy guy telling her how beautiful she was outside one of her classes and how he thought she could be a model. Her husband thought nothing of it until Terry suddenly vanished. Both women had been sexually assaulted, tortured and stabbed to death.

His thirst for murder, rape and torture was still not up, he continued to Colorado where he abducted and murdered Sheryl Bonaventura on the 29th of March. Witnesses had said that they saw a man fitting Christopher's description in a restaurant in the mall. He was also seen talking to young girls about modelling shoots. 

On the 17th of April he abducted a young aspiring model, Michelle Korfman from a fashion show at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. Her body was later found in June and had to be identified using her dental records.

The police were desperate to find this monster and the FBI put Christopher on their Most Wanted List on the 3rd of April 1984. 

On the 4th of April, Christopher abducted a 16 year old girl, Tina Marie Risico. Once he had taken her back to a motel room and repeatedly raped her, he decided not to kill her but to keep her alive. He believed that she could help him find more victims. Christopher took the terrified teenager on the road with him going from state to state. The poor child did whatever he asked out of fear of being killed. 

On the 10th of April, Tina helped Christopher abduct a 16 year old girl from a shopping mall in Indiana. The poor girl was raped repeatedly by Christopher as Tina was instructed to keep driving the car. Eventually he told Tina to drive to a wooded area, once there, took the young girl who was called Dawnette Wilt, out of the car and tried to suffocate and stab her to death. Thinking she was dead, he got back in the car with Tina and they drove off. Luckily, Dawnette was still alive and managed to tie her jeans around herself to help stop some of the bleeding and was able to find help.

Dawnette was able to get the life saving surgery she needed and was able to make a full recovery physically but one must wonder of what terrible scars that must leave on a person psychologically, to have been through something so horrendous and terrifying.

Christopher's final victim was a 33 year old woman called Beth Dodge who he shot and dumped in a gravel pit before he and Tina drove to Logan Airport in Boston. Surprisingly, he bought Tina a ticket and told her that she could leave and get on the plane. 

He made an attempt at abducting a woman at gunpoint in Massachusetts but she was able to get away. 

On the 13th of April 1984 Christopher stopped at a gas station where he was recognised by two police officers. When the police attempted to arrest him, a struggle ensued with two gun shots being fired. Christopher Wilder was pronounced dead at the scene, his sickening and evil spree was now over. 

(Tammi Leppert. Picture credit: IMDB)

Much has been said about how many victims Christopher Wilder is responsible for exactly. He has been linked to so many unsolved murders and disappearances especially the Tammi Leppert case. Tammi was a teenage model and actress who mysteriously vanished on the 6th of July 1983. The police don't seem to think there is a link to Christopher Wilder. Originally her family thought he was responsible and tried to sue his estate but soon dropped the case as there were doubts at his guilt in relation to Tammi.

(A magazine article about the case with pictures of the known victims on the left and the cold blooded murderer and sexual sadist himself, on the right. Picture credit: Press Reader)

It is both infuriating and heartbreaking that this evil man was able to carry on abducting, sexually assaulting, torturing and murdering these innocent women for so long. It angers me that he never got to face justice or tell the families where his victims were buried and it seemed that all through his life he managed to get away with whatever pain he caused to other people. Him dying whilst at the point of being caught and stopped was just another example of him getting away with it. 

I think about the young women he murdered, the ones who lived to tell the tale and their families, I can't imagine what they all must feel. 

RIP to the victims that we know about and the ones that we don't. I pray for strength for their families and for those who managed to survive.

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What Happened To Blessing Olusegun? | Justice For Blessing

 

(Blessing Olusegun. Picture credit: Standard)

It's been a tense couple of weeks for the UK with the heartbreaking news that a young woman by the name of Sarah Everard was abducted off of the street and murdered by a serving policeman. I think everyone is in shock and disbelief especially as we found out that this man, Wayne Couzens had indecently exposed himself at a McDonald's restaurant just days before he kidnapped Sarah. 

We are all just trying to get our heads around the fact that this pervert was allowed to go straight back to work as a police officer, an individual who is supposed to be protecting members of the public, not harming them.

Like so many people, I watched in horror at the footage of the police manhandling women at Sarah Everard's vigil. 

The vigil (before the police came) was a beautiful, peaceful tribute to remember Sarah and other women who had been victims of violence including the beautiful girl in the picture above, Blessing Olusegun. 

It was because of these brave women at the vigil that I came to know Blessing's name. I did some research into Blessing's case and decided to put a little video together.

Please, if you can, watch the video to give you the background details of the case and then sign this petition

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Thank you for taking the time to watch the video, please sign the petition & share if you can.

RIP Blessing.

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What Happened To Sarah Everard? | Missing Person Story Turned Murder Case | Regular Updates

Sarah Everard

[As you are probably aware, unfortunately this case has taken a heartbreaking turn. I originally posted about Sarah's story earlier in the week in the hopes that someone would maybe be able to help with some information as I know I have a lot of followers who live in London. I have been posting updates here at the end of my post and continue to follow the case. I will continue to regularly update this post whenever a piece of new information becomes available concerning the suspect, Wayne Couzens. Thank you to everyone who shared my post and the information poster, obviously we are all heartbroken about what has happened and it has raised a lot of serious issues concerning the safety of women on our streets and obviously the shocking revelation that the suspect is indeed a serving police officer, you can understand the anxiety and questions this has raised. This beautiful, talented woman was taken from her family and it's important that her murderer is brought to justice. As mentioned before, I will keep this post regularly updated] 

Please be aware that some of the details shared in this post may be disturbing. 

It's been almost a week since the beautiful 33 year old Sarah Everard left her friend's house in Clapham, London to walk home to where she lived in Brixton. However, Sarah never got home and hasn't been seen since. Her boyfriend, family and friends are worried sick and together with the police they are trying to find out where Sarah is and hopefully get her back home safely where she belongs.

Nearby areas, ponds, drains are being thoroughly searched by investigation teams and sniffer dogs but so far there has been no clue as to where Sarah is or what happened to her. 

Sarah is a marketing manager in a happy long term relationship with her boyfriend and is very close with her family and friends, for her just to disappear like this is completely out of character. 

After spending time with her friend on Wednesday the 3rd of March 2021, Sarah decided to walk home. The time was 9pm and police estimate that it would take her at least 50 minutes to get home. It's unclear why she decided to walk home, maybe she wanted to stop off at a shop or something?

The police believe that she had walked across Clapham Common towards where she lived in Brixton and the last known footage of her movements was spotted on CCTV in an area called Poynders Road. After that, there is no further sighting. 

The area where Sarah is said to have vanished is known to have had previous incidences where women have been attacked. Since Sarah was reported missing the police have had reports from other women to say that they have been attacked or followed in that area.

Her family have tried to call her but say that her phone is not ringing.

At the time of writing, the police have sealed off apartments in the area as they continue their search. I will update this blog when any new information is available. I pray that she is found safe and well. Please keep Sarah in your prayers and if there's anyone out there who knows any information, no matter how small, please get in touch with the police asap.

Sarah is 5ft 4in with blonde hair and is of slim build. She was wearing a green waterproof rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond design & green trainers (I don't know why the information on the poster says white trainers, you can see from the picture above that the trainers are green). She also had a white or nude pink beanie hat and face mask on, She also had a set of earphones and her phone with her. 

The police are appealing for anyone who may have CCTV footage in the following areas:

- The A205 South Circular around Clapham Common.

- Cavendish Road

- New Park Road

- Brixton Hill

- Brixton Water Lane

(Last known picture/footage of Sarah on the night she went missing. Picture credit: Daily Mail)


If there's anyone out there who knows anything or has seen Sarah, please call the Incident Room on 0208 785 8244 


You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 


I'm keeping Sarah, her family and the people who are working hard to find her, in my prayers 


Updates: 

9th of March 2021: A police officer has been arrested in connection with Sarah's disappearance. A woman at the same address as this man has also been arrested & charged with assisting an offender!

10th of March 2021: The police officer and the woman who is being charged with assisting him are still in police custody. The police officer was not on duty at the time of Sarah's disappearance. The police are now searching a disused paintball facility as well as woodland in an area of Kent which is 1 hour and 14 minutes from where Sarah was last seen. A car has also been taken away by the forensic team.

It has been confirmed that the woman arrested alongside the police officer is his wife. 

The serving police officer who has been arrested (along with his wife) in connection to Sarah's disappearance is being named in the press as 48 year old father of two, Wayne Couzens.

(Wayne Couzens and his wife Lena. Elena was also arrested alongside him on suspicion of assisting an offender, she has been released on bail until April. Picture credit: The Sun)

The police have confirmed that Wayne Couzens is being held in suspicion of kidnap, murder and indecent exposure.

The police reported on the late evening of Wednesday 10th of March 2021 that during their search of woodlands in Kent, that sadly some human remains were found.

11th of March 2021: Wayne Couzens is taken to hospital after an incident at the police station where he sustained a head injury. He was found unconscious in his cell. No further details were released on how he obtained the injury. He was quickly released from the hospital and returned to custody for further questioning.

12th of March 2021: The police sadly announced the confirmation that the human remains were that of Sarah Everard. Wayne Couzens remains in police custody. 

On the evening of Friday the 12th of March 2021, Wayne Couzens was officially charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard. 

A police watchdog is investigating the 'indecent exposure' incident involving Wayne Couzens just three days before Sarah went missing. Wayne had apparently exposed himself in a McDonald's restaurant. 

Wayne Couzens had only been in the police force for 3 years, before that he worked in his family garage business. He was also said to have been on duty up until 90 minutes before he kidnapped Sarah. 

 13th of March 2021: Wayne Couzens appeared in court to confirm his name, address, date of birth etc. He was taken back into custody and is to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday the 16th of March. His wife has been released on bail. 

(Center: Wayne Couzens at his first court appearance to confirm his date of birth & address. Picture credit: The Guardian)

It was also revealed in court (on the 13th of March) that Sarah's remains were found in a large builder's bag and she had to be identified by her dental records. 

Wayne Couzens was taken to hospital again on Friday for another head injury but was quickly returned back into custody. 

Sarah's phone has still not been found. The last person she spoke to on the phone before she was kidnapped by Wayne Couzens, was her boyfriend. 

A public vigil for Sarah had been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic but organisers announced on Sky News that they were planning an online vigil for Sarah. At 9:30pm on the 13th of March, people were asked to light a candle and stand at their doorsteps in tribute to Sarah and many other women who had fallen victim to acts of violence. 

(The Clapham Vigil. Picture credit: bbc)

On the afternoon (and into the evening) of Saturday the 13th of March, despite the announcement that the public vigil had been cancelled, quite a number of women still went to Clapham to lay flowers and pay their respects. It was a peaceful event with even Kate Middleton in attendance at one point. As night dawned the police arrived and started to arrest the women who were just paying tribute to Sarah & other victims of violence, this sparked a riot with the police behaving in a hard handed manner. Many people recorded the scene and posted videos online. An investigation into how the police handled this situation is under investigation. 

14th of March 2021: The very next day after the vigil, thousands of people gathered outside the Metropolitan Police's headquarters in London to protest at the police's conduct during the vigil. There have been calls by some of the public for the London Met Police commissioner, Cressida Dick to resign but she has no plans to do so. 

15th of March 2021: The police are currently searching an area of Kent known as Sandwich. A post-mortem examination on Sarah has already been carried out but cause of death has still not been released to the public. 

Wayne Couzen's wife Elena who is currently on bail until April is reportedly 'living in fear' because of social media trolls. Elena was arrested alongside her husband and was charged with assisting an offender. Her mother (who considers Wayne to be a son and not a son-in-law) appears to be standing by Wayne and thinks that he's innocent. Its unknown what Elena and her mother think of the fact that Wayne indecently exposed himself in McDonald's just days before he kidnapped Sarah. The Wayne that they know is obviously different to the person that he really is but you can't really continue to be in denial when the evidence and facts are there, this man was a predator and clearly living a double life. 

(My video for Sarah

15th of March 2021 Continued: On Monday evening it was reported by Sky News that a Metropolitan police officer who was involved in the search for Sarah has been transferred from his role to another department in the force due to sharing a confidential graphic on Friday. This officer has now been placed in a non-public facing role whilst an investigation into his conduct takes place.

The police are still continuing to search the Sandwich area of Kent with focus also on a supermarket car park and a river in the town. 

16th of March 2021: Wayne Couzens appeared via video-link at the Old Bailey in London from Belmarsh Prison to confirm his name and address (he had a cut above his left eye and on the top of his head and swayed from side to side with his head down throughout the 27 minute hearing according to The Telegraph). 

He has a scheduled plea hearing on the 9th of July and a provisional trial date set for the 25th of October. 

The police are continuing to search areas around Sandwich in Kent. A gold necklace was found in the supermarket car park that I mentioned earlier. The police have placed the item into evidence for more investigation, they have not confirmed yet if the necklace is connected to Sarah. 

17th of March 2021: A second post-mortem was carried out on Sarah's remains on the afternoon of the 17th of March. The result was also inconclusive. The police are continuing to search areas of Kent. 

The Daily Mail reported that Wayne Couzens will be receiving his 'full Met Police salary of at least £33,000 during criminal proceedings'

18th of March 2021: An inquest into Sarah's death was held today, her family attended via video-link. A coroner has allowed Sarah's remains to be given to her family so that they can prepare a funeral for her. The inquest was quickly adjourned pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings. 


20th of March 2021: The Daily Mail reported on the 20th of March that CCTV cameras have been set up outside of Wayne Couzens home due to fear of vigilante attacks. His wife, who is still on bail, is said to have returned to the property with their two children. 

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Media outlets & newspapers I am following for updates:  BBC News / Sky News / The Guardian / Independent / Kent Live / The Sun / The Cut / Evening Standard / Metro / My London / Mirror / LBC / Kent Online / Daily Mail / Yahoo News / Echo News / Herald Scotland / Google News / The Telegraph / The Express / ITV News / Daily Star / The York Press / Channel 4 News / Channel 5 News / Examiner Live / Crimewatch

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Drowning? Eaten By Cannibals? Government Cover-up? | What Really Happened To Michael Rockefeller? (Warning: Graphic Post)

 

(Center: Michael Rockefeller during filming a documentary in Papua New Guinea. Picture credit: Answers Africa

I've written about some pretty heavy cases here on my blog but the shocking story of what happened to Michael Rockefeller has to be one of the most disturbing I've covered to date. I had to put a little warning in the title so that readers would be prepared for what's to come in this post....it ain't pretty. 

I decided to delve into this story for my 72nd true crime post because it's one of those stories that has floated around for years with all types of theories. In this post I try to shed light on the truth of what actually took place from the people who witnessed what happened and from the author, Carl Hoffman (who had actually re-traced Michael's steps in an attempt to get to the truth and what he discovered was truly shocking). 

Before I did my research I only knew bits and pieces of this story, some people say Michael had drowned, some said that he had been eaten by a cannibalistic tribe. I've been focusing on this story all week and what I found is not for the faint hearted so please be aware when reading beyond this point, I will try to be as sensitive as possible but I also want to state the facts.

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(Michael Rockefeller. Picture credit: Business Insider)

So who was Michael Rockefeller? Well Michael was born on the 18th of May 1938 and was the son of New York Governor and future U.S Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. The late Nelson Rockefeller who passed away in 1979 was known as one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in America. The Rockefeller family have always been known as a successful and wealthy family.

Michael, who also had a twin sister, was in line to inherit some of his father's fortune in the event of his death. He was one of those people who was born into a life of privilege but was a bit of a rebel and wanted to make a name for himself. As soon as he graduated from Harvard University he wanted to see more of the world and find out about other cultures, he was a very adventurous person.

When the opportunity to go to New Guinea arrived for him to take part in the creation of a documentary on the Asmat tribe, he jumped at the chance and his role was to be a sound technician. He was accompanied by an anthropologist who the Dutch government (the area was a Dutch colony at that time) assigned to him. 

(The Rockefeller Family. Michael, back row, first right. Picture credit: Smithsonian)

Some of the few pictures that have been uncovered from this time have shown that Michael was obviously enjoying his adventure and work whilst observing a different culture and way of life. However, this was a place that was not used to western ways and they were not used to outsiders. 

Despite this new adventure all seemed to be going well until Michael and his colleague got stranded on a boat crossing the mouth of a river. The engine completely switched off and the boat itself flipped over. They both managed to survive and held on for 24 hours but Michael was said to have become impatient and wanted to chance getting some help from a nearby shore.

Despite his colleague's protests not to take any chances, Michael tied two empty gasoline cans to his waist and told his colleague ''I think I can make it'' and jumped off the boat. 

And that's where the 'official' story ends, with Michael jumping into the water, never to be seen or heard from again. 

The story was front page news and a massive search which took over two weeks was carried out and nobody found a thing. Michael just seemed to have vanished into thin air.  Eventually the story that he had drowned was accepted as fact and his family did their best to try and go about their daily lives but the rumours began to surface. 

Just a year after Michael's reported death, word was going around that 23 year old Michael had been captured by a local tribe, murdered and eaten. 

Some people dismissed the rumours as sickening, others took them as fact but nobody really knew for sure what happened.

Years later, the truth came out and it was both horrifying and heartbreaking, 

According to people who were witnesses, related to the culprits and hundreds of private documents that were hidden to the public, it turned out that Michael had, indeed been murdered and taken ashore and eaten by local tribesmen.

Two of the private documents were from local priests who described in detail what happened to Michael. Again, please be aware that these details are quite shocking.

Michael Rockefeller and his colleague were stranded on the boat and Michael jumped off to try and get some help. As he proceeded to swim to the nearest shore, some tribesmen spotted him and drove a spear into his ribs. When they dragged his body to the shore they cut across his face from his nose to the nape of his neck and pulled the skin off and cooked the remains of his head and eaten them. 

The Asmat tribe were known for cannibalism and would eat brains of animals mixed with worms either raw or cooked. They were no stranger to eating human flesh and believed that whoever they ate would become them and they would take their power. They would also have sex with each other as well as drink each others urine. It all sounds very sickening but as I mentioned before, these people were not civilised 

During the gruesome ritual, Michael's ribs were broken with an axe ;/and his organs were pulled out and the tribe spread his blood all over their bodies whilst they danced and chanted. 

It's shocking to find that all of this was covered up by the Dutch government because they were trying to paint Papua New Guinea in a good light and then this horrific event happened which to them was an embarrassment, to have had the son of one of the most richest and powerful men in the world, murdered and eaten by the locals was something they didn't want known, it was better for them to make out that Michael's death was an accidental drowning.

Officials declared Michael dead and no trace of him was ever found, not that you would expect there to be after what had really been done to him. 

It's a horrible story and the stuff of nightmares. 

It's probably not appropriate to say but one can't help but wonder if the horror movie (which was banned in several countries) Cannibal Holocaust was inspired by these events. 

I hope you got through the post ok and I salute you if you did. I would advise you to check out the book Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman. Carl goes into depth about the story in his book, he spent time tracing Michael's footsteps and talked to witnesses who had not spoken publicly for fifty years. When it comes to this case, Carl is the person who knows all of the facts and information. 

I hope this cleared up some of the mystery for you if you always wondered, as sad and horrible as it is.

RIP Michael 


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