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A young girl called April Fab went missing near Cromer in 1969, this article from the EDP is about the possibility that serial killer Robert Black may have been responsible for April's disappearance.

https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/...-solving-case-of-missing-april-fabb-1-5458618
As has been mentioned, Black is strongly suspected of other murders apart from the known ones. I've read a list of possible victims and April was on it.

When I saw the headline I thought it was about the strategy the police sometimes try of asking holidaymakers for their seaside snaps in case there are clues in the background. When this has been done, known paedophiles have been seen just sitting around apparently observing children, which was a surprise to the police.
 

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As has been mentioned, Black is strongly suspected of other murders apart from the known ones. I've read a list of possible victims and April was on it.

When I saw the headline I thought it was about the strategy the police sometimes try of asking holidaymakers for their seaside snaps in case there are clues in the background. When this has been done, known paedophiles have been seen just sitting around apparently observing children, which was a surprise to the police.
I didn't realise Black was already suspected of killing April, I thought it was just a cold case guess.
 
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A Cypriot Serial Killer.

Cyprus has been left stunned after a man confessed to killing seven women and girls, all of foreign descent, in what is thought to be the island's first serial killing.

The authorities are facing accusations of not fully investigating when the women were first reported missing. So far, the bodies of three Filipino women have been found and two lakes are being combed for further victims. The suspect, a 35-year-old Greek-Cypriot army officer, is in custody. Crime rates are low in Cyprus and violence against women on this scale has not been seen outside of wartime. It has a population of about 890,000.

In a statement, President Nicos Anastasiades said he was "shocked by the revelation of so many shameful murders against innocent foreign women and young children".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48069734?ocid=socialflow_twitter
 

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Within my career I have worked with Forensic patients who have murdered people.Not serial killers but people who have taken lives. Art Therapy was part, for some,included in their treatment.Creative writing was also accessed by some. Some of the art was mediocre and some very good indeed. As was the writing. However none, I believe gave any real insight to the person. There was no dark, what do you make of this type pictures, usually the opposite. There was two types of patient. One who killed acting on delusions {in the the context of a psychotic episode} and the other who usually were extremely personality disordered. The psychotic type I encountered were ill and had remorse when well, about their actions. The dis-social personality types always tried to portray a different side to themselves and disassociated themselves from their crimes. You could buy their art nd never know. I think at times in high profile cases the person will play up to what people think they may be, but more often they try to distance themselves. Ego plays a huge part. I think a certain type of celeb like to buy these type of things.
 

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Judicial inquiry of Kathleen Megan Folbigg, Australian serial child killer takes a Fortean turn:

Australian Kathleen Folbigg believed 'supernatural power' killed her children
Convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg has told a judicial inquiry that she once believed a supernatural power killed her first three children.
Folbigg, 51, was being questioned over an October 25, 1997, diary entry in which she said she wouldn't have handled another child like her third-born, Sarah, and that her newborn, Laura, had "saved her life by being different".
Prompted for an explanation by former NSW District Court judge Reginald Blanch, QC, who is heading the inquiry into Folbigg's convictions, Folbigg said she had a belief in "fate, karma, God, a spiritual thing going on" and "Laura being a bit different could save her life".

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/aust...illed-her-children/ar-AAAIULq?ocid=spartandhp
 

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A potential diamorphine euthanasia scandal in Hampshire...

Police are launching a full investigation into the deaths of up to 650 people killed by dangerously strong doses of powerful opiate painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Assistant Police Constable Nick Downing of the Eastern Policing Region told families today sufficient new evidence had been unearthed to investigate the use of opiates by staff between 1988 and 2000.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...ane-barton-investigation-police-a8892561.html
 

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A potential diamorphine euthanasia scandal in Hampshire...

Police are launching a full investigation into the deaths of up to 650 people killed by dangerously strong doses of powerful opiate painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Assistant Police Constable Nick Downing of the Eastern Policing Region told families today sufficient new evidence had been unearthed to investigate the use of opiates by staff between 1988 and 2000.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...ane-barton-investigation-police-a8892561.html
650? Holy shit!
 

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I wonder if this is more "making terminal patients comfortable when there really isn't anything else left that can be done" rather than "euthanasia" per se.
Nope, because some patients were treated with palliative care-type drugs when they were suffering from nothing worse than fractures.
 

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Nope, because some patients were treated with palliative care-type drugs when they were suffering from nothing worse than fractures.
It appears to be a 'thing' amongst a (fortunately) very, very small percentage of caregivers, whether they be doctors or nurses, that they take it upon themselves to end lives when they see fit. Every so often, we hear of these horror stories from all over the world, so it's not just confined to any one country or continent, where people numbering often in the hundreds have lost their lives.
Are those responsible genuine in their belief that they're ending their patient's suffering or is there something far more sinister going on? Let's be up front, if your the kind of person to prey on the weak and defenseless, they are the perfect victims.
 

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There was a series on TV with that Scottish Forensic Psychologist, David..someone, who looked into unsolved murders and tried to link them to now known Serial killers such as Robert Black, Peter Tobin, Angus SInclair funnily enough who were also all Scottish, it was very interesting.
 

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Ivan Milat (the Belanglo Backpacker Killer) transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation

Serial killer Ivan Milat is getting a break from Australia's toughest jail to undergo a medical procedure in a Sydney hospital.

Officers from the extreme high-security unit at the Goulburn Correctional Centre supermaximum security prison escorted the convicted murderer to the Prince of Wales Hospital in the Sydney suburb of Randwick.

A source close to Ivan Milat's family told the ABC the 74-year-old has undertaken a series of hunger strikes in prison over the past decade in protest against his treatment by prison guards.

The ABC understands Milat is in the advanced stages of cancer after several lumps were found in his stomach and his throat.

It is unlikely he will return to his cell at Goulburn Correctional Centre.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/aust...ital-for-operation/ar-AABml5w?ocid=spartandhp
 

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Forgotten serial killer and UK’s longest-serving inmate could soon walk free
[misleading headline – what's actually happened is he's been moved to an open prison]
A serial killer who confessed to killing eleven people, including a child, a widow and a priest, could soon walk the streets freely. Patrick Mackay, 67, who was jailed after a murder spree across London and Kent in 1975, is one of the UK’s longest-serving inmates. An author who has looked into the killer’s gruesome history, said he has now been able to change his name and is due to be moved to an open prison. Patrick ‘Psycho’ Mackay has been called a forgotten serial killer

The photos form part of John Lucas’ new book Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: The Devil’s Disciple, a detailed and dramatic account of the notorious Nazi-obsessed killer and his victims. He said: ‘Mackay faded into obscurity in the minds of the British public, far more than other serial killers of his era. ‘In fact, he has been able to change his name and win the right to live in an open prison – the first step on the road to eventual freedom – without a shred of publicity surrounding the decision.’ Mackay was convicted of three killings and suspected of another eight.
 

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It appears to be a 'thing' amongst a (fortunately) very, very small percentage of caregivers, whether they be doctors or nurses, that they take it upon themselves to end lives when they see fit. Every so often, we hear of these horror stories from all over the world, so it's not just confined to any one country or continent, where people numbering often in the hundreds have lost their lives.
Are those responsible genuine in their belief that they're ending their patient's suffering or is there something far more sinister going on? Let's be up front, if your the kind of person to prey on the weak and defenseless, they are the perfect victims.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Wettlaufer
 
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