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To Kill and Kill Again—Dr Shipman

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.544-a (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:544
  1. Cameron Stark, consultant in public health ([email protected])
  1. NHS Highland, and honorary senior lecturer, Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen

    ITV 1, 1 March at 9 pm

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    There are several reasons why murderers are able to kill over long periods. The commonest circumstance is that deaths are not identified as murders, or not connected with one another. Some prey on groups at the edge of society, whose disappearances are not noticed. Fred and Rose West concealed the bodies of their victims, so no murder investigations were launched. Some killers in countries with more population mobility or less developed law enforcement kill for years before detection because deaths are not identified as having one source. …

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