By James Whittington, Saturday 26th March 2016
Over the period of three dreadful weeks the bodies of five women were discovered in the sleepy, unassuming English county of Suffolk. The Suffolk Strangler is a documentary that reveals how DNA evidence helped to ultimately convict the murderer who claimed more victims than The Yorkshire Ripper or even Jack the Ripper in the short time he was at large.
After the crimes were first committed the police quickly suspected one man. However, this unfortunate individual actually turned out to be the wrong suspect when vital scientific evidence later came forward pointing to someone else. A minute fibre was found and crucially, this DNA match was to eventually confirm and convict Steven Wright as the serial killer of Suffolk, England.
In this access-led documentary exclusive interviews are featured with the prosecutors and police who worked to catch and convict the Suffolk serial killer, Steven Wright. Family members and close friends of the murdered girls also tell their stories alongside this gripping and tragic true-crime narrative.
Unmissable and powerful, The Suffolk Strangler is on CBS Reality April 16th at 9pm.PICK OF THE WEEK
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