48 - Milly, Marsha and Amelie: The Bus Stop Murders

Aug 18, 2019, 02:00 AM
In March of 2002, Milly Dowler went missing. She was 13 years old and had been walking home after school that afternoon, down a busy road in a familiar area, near to her middle class home. Despite efforts by Surrey police to locate her there were no leads. Her body was found 20 miles away over 6 months later.

No one knew who had taken Milly, or what had happened to her. Nor was it know that hers would be the first - and most high profile - in a series of murders and violent attacks carried out by a man who hated women and young girls.

This is the story of the murders of Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange, the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy and their murderer, known as The Bus Stop Killer.


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