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Morbidology the Podcast – 26: Roy Tutill

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During the 1960s, hitchhiking was a common occurrence in Britain as well as across the United States and Canada. It was seen as an easy and cheap way to get from place to place and maybe meet some new friends along the way. While the Moors Murders happened between 1963 and 1965, many Britons felt as though this was a terrible one-off and it didn’t deter them from hitchhiking. While nowadays, a child hitchhiking to and from school would warrant a call to child protection services, back in the 1960s, some children did.

But in 1968 in Surrey, England, one such boy never came home, paving the way to one of the most exhaustive criminal investigations that Britain had ever seen and uncovering one of the most prolific pedophiles in British history. 


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Sources:

The Guardian, 29 April 1968 – “Car Sough in Murder Enquiry”

The Guardian, 30 April, 1968 – “Second Boy Found Dead”

The Times, 10 December, 1991 – “Science May Finally Solve Schoolboy’s 1968 Murder”

The Times, 14 December, 1991 – “Man Held Over 1968 Murder

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 19 January, 2001 – “Murder Hunt – 33 Years On”

The Daily Mirror, 28 January, 2001 – “Dad’s Army Police Help in Child Murder Probe”

Birmingham Mail, 22 February, 2001 – “Man Held Over 1968 Killing”

The Guardian, 23 February, 2001 – “Labourer Held Over 1968 Murder of Teenage Boy”

The Independent, 23 February, 2001 – “Man Arrested Over 1968 Death of Boy Who Hitchhiked To Save Money”

The Sun, 23 February, 2001 – “DNA Arrest 33 Years After Boy’s Murder”

The Times, 23 February, 2001 – “Man Held Over 1968 Murder of Schoolboy”

The Express, 24 February, 2001 – “Missing Boy Files Reopen in Tutill Quiz”

Coventry Telegraph, 26 February, 2001 – “Murder Charge”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 11 May, 2001 – “Award for Tutill Cop”

The Evening Standard, 15 November, 2001 – “Files Reopened as Paedophile Gets Life for 1968 Killing of Boy”

Coventry Telegraph, 16 November, 2001 – “New Inquiry Into the Death of Teenager”

The Daily Mirror, 16 November, 2001 – “DNA Traps Schoolboy’s Murderer 33 Years On”

The Daily Telegraph, 16 November, 2001 – “Child Murder Cases Reopened as DNA Test Traps 1968 Killer”

Birmingham Mail, 16 November, 2001 – “Gruesome Crime a Riddle for 33 Years”

Birmingham Mail, 16 November, 2001 – “DNA Secrets of 1968 Case”

Birmingham Mail, 16 November, 2001 – “Did this Evil Monster Kill my Child?”

Birmingham Mail, 16 November, 2001 – “He Took Our Boy’s Life Too”

The Sun, 16 November, 2001 – “1968 Sex Killer Snared by DNA”

East Sussex County, 20 November, 2001 – “Killer Linked to Child Deaths”

Birmingham Mail, 28 November, 2001 – “Blunder Over Sex Killer”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 6 December, 2001 – “Tragic Echoes of Roy’s Death Ring Through Years to This Day”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 8 February, 2002 – “Memorial Service For Murdered Schoolboy”

County Telegraph, 11 February, 2002 – “Murder Probe into Death of Boy”

Birmingham Mail, 11 February, 2002 – “Hanged Boy Murder Probe”

Coventry Telegraph, 15 February, 2002 – “Three Held on Boy’s Death”

Greater London, Kent and Surrey Counties Publications, 15 February, 2002 – “Memorial 30 Years on for Murder Boy”

Birmingham Mail, 6 May, 2003 – “Boy Death Probe Blow”

Durham County Publications, 13 July, 2005 – “The Breath of Death”

Birmingham Mail, 11 November, 2006 – “Hunt for the Truth Ten Years On”

Birmingham Mail, 14 February, 2006 – “Diggers Search for Boys’ Bodies”

Audio Sources:

“Real Crime – Roy Tutil”

“Roy Tutill Mind Of A Mad Man”

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