Posted by: cochinblogger | April 7, 2010

The Most Heart-Rending Thing You’ll Ever Read

Rachel Nickell, a 23-year-old part-time model, was walking her dog on Wimbledon Common one morning in July 1992 when she was brutally attacked, raped, and stabbed forty-nine times. She died. Her two-year-old son was thrown into the undergrowth beside the road by the murderer.

Police investigating the crime were baffled by a piece of paper stuck to Rachel’s forehead. They first thought the crazed killer had done it as a symbolic gesture of some kind. However, later they figured out what happened: Rachel’s son had crawled out from the undergrowth, located his mother, realized that she was seriously hurt, and affixed on her forehead the closest thing to a sticking plaster he could find — to make Mommy feel better.

Now, if that does not send you into a reverie, you’re not human.

Source: Great Unsolved Crimes by Rodney Castleden (Futura)

Powered by Zoundry Raven

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: