levi bellfield

British serial killer, Levi Bellfield, was named the ‘Bus Stop Killer’ due to the much-publicised attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, whom he ran over twice while she waited for a bus. He bludgeoned at least 2 other women, who were petite blondes, resembling his ex. He was also found guilty of murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler whose naked decomposed body was discovered by mushroom-pickers in 2002.

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The murder of Milly Dowler

Amanda “Milly” Dowler (13) was walking home after school when she vanished, shortly after 4 pm of March 21st, 2002. She was last seen by a friend of her sister, who was waiting for a bus, but by the time she got in it she couldn’t see Milly in the street anymore.

Her disappearance sparked an intense search that captured the attention of Surrey, and later, the whole Great Britain. And it ended on September 18th, 2002, when her body was found in the Yateley Woods, around 27 miles from where Milly went missing. She hadn’t been buried and was naked, but her body was too decomposed to determine a cause of death.

Milly’s case went unsolved for years, until in 2008, police set their sights on Levi Bellfield. This man lived very close to the place where Milly was last seen, and his car was caught in CCTV around the time she disappeared, in the street she was walking on.

By that time, Bellfield was already behind bars, sentenced to life, for the murder of two other girls.

Marsha McDonnell (19) was attacked with a hammer after getting off a bus the night of February 4th, 2003. She died from her injuries at the hospital two days later.

Amelia Delagrange (22), a French student that had traveled to the UK, was also killed by blunt force trauma around the same area of Marsha’s attack on August 19th, 2004.

Bellfield had also tried to kill Kate Sheedy by running her over with his car, and he had several other charges of abducting and attacking other women. The day before Milly’s abduction, he had tried to lure a 12 year old girl in his car.

He was charged, tried and found guilty of Milly’s murder, adding another life sentence. Milly’s parents revealed in February 2016 that Bellfield had finally admitted to their daughter’s murder in 2015, and in his confession he said he’d kept the girl alive for 14 hours after kidnapping her, raping and torturing her in different locations before finally strangling her. Almost right after, his lawyer denied such confession had taken place.

Levi Bellfield now goes by the name Yusuf Rahim, after converting to Islam in 2011.

Milly Dowler was also in the center of the phone hacking scandal, when it was revealed that News of the World hacked her voicemail while she was missing.  

Levi Bellfield - Detective Chief Inspector Sutton speculated: “[Bellfield] has a massive ego to feed, he thinks he’s God’s gift to everyone. He drives around in his car, feels a bit ‘whatever’ and sees some young blonde girl. Young blonde girl says 'go away’ and he thinks 'you dare to turn down Levi Bellfield, you’re worth nothing’ and then she gets a whack over the head.

 Ian Brady - The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17 along with his accomplice Myra Hindley. Together they are two of the worst serial killers in British history due to the nature of the crimes committed. 

Ian Huntley - The victims were Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman. On 4 August 2002, after going out to buy some sweets, the girls passed the home of local school caretaker Ian Kevin Huntley, who called them into his house and then murdered them, apparently in a fit of rage after an argument with his girlfriend.

 Steve Wright - Also known as the Suffolk Strangler. He is currently serving life imprisonment for the murder of five women who worked as prostitutes in Ipswich, Suffolk. The killings took place during late 2006 and Wright was found guilty in February 2008, Wright is still being investigated in connection with a number of other murders and disappearances over the last three decades 

 

Born To Kill?

Episodes of ‘Born To Kill?’ one of my favourite true crime shows, each episode is about a different killer or killers, thought I’d post these because I personally love this show and it needs more attention :) 

Also I hit 4k followers last week & didn’t post anything so here’s a little something lol idk, I love all my followers I hope you guys know that :) 😚 💖

Jeffrey Dahmer | Ted BundyHarold Shipman | Aileen Wuornos | Richard Ramirez | Edmund Kemper  | Dennis Nilsen | ‘The Hillside Stranglers’ (Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono) | David Berkowitz | Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka | Fred & Rosemary West | Peter Sutcliffe | David Carpenter | Sean Gillis | Charles Starkweather | Gerald & Charlene Gallego | Timothy Spencer | Bobby Joe Long | John Duffy & David Mulcahy | Albert DeSalvo | Richard Chase | ‘The Gay Slayer’ (Colin Ireland) | ‘The Thriller Killers’ (Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog) | Herbert William Mullin | Richard Cottingham Patrick Mackay | Hadden Clark | Myra Hindley & Ian Brady | Levi Bellfield | 👍