UK's 'Suffolk Strangler' Guilty in 5 Murders

But cops suspect the serial prostitute killer in even more deaths
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 10:06 AM CST
UK's 'Suffolk Strangler' Guilty in 5 Murders
This is an undated five image combo released by Britain's Suffolk Police of killed prostitutes from left to right, Anneli Alderton, Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls. A jury has convicted a man of killing five women who worked as prostitutes Thursday Feb. 21, 2008. The...   (Associated Press)

A British court yesterday found a former forklift driver guilty of the murders of five young women. The string of prostitute murders in Ipswich made the man dubbed the "Suffolk Strangler" one of Britain's most notorious serial killers. "I feel the pain will never go away," said the mother of a victim. Police now suspect Steve Wright, 49, in other unsolved murders.

Psychologists told police it is "highly likely" Wright carried out earlier killings, according to the Telegraph. Wright is now under suspicion in the 1986 disappearance of a woman who worked with him on a cruise ship. Relatives of three prostitutes who disappeared between 1992 and 2002—two of whom were found strangled—also want their cases re-opened. (Read more Steve Wright stories.)

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