141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth – The Pathway Murders

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the first case to ever use DNA profiling. This was the murder of both Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth.

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Case Sources:

Medical Detectives, “The Footpath Murders,” broadcast October 23, 1996 on TLC

Wikipedia.org, Colin Pitchfork

The Blooding (1989, Random House Publishing Group), by Joseph Wambaugh

Sky News: news.sky.com, “Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer arrested and recalled to prison after ‘breaching licence conditions’,” November 19, 2021

bbc.com, “Colin Pitchfork recalled to jail after approaching young women,” November 22, 2021 

Newspaper.com sources:

Tony Donnelly, Nottingham Post, “Hunt is on for two killers,” 23 November 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/760618392); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda ‘might have screamed’,” 1 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860734136); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda: Youth seen running,” 2 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860734331); citing print edition, p.27

Leicester Mercury, “Fresh plea over Lynda murder,” 7 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860735339); citing print edition, p.13

Leicester Mercury, “Murder hunt police seek ‘crying youth’,” 8 December 1983, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860735594); citing print edition, p.21

Leicester Mercury, “Scarf used to kill Lynda, inquest told,” 26 January 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860742794); citing print edition, p.19

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda: Police issue picture,” 1 February 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860747472); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda in walk to death on Black Pad,” 3 February 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860748945); citing print edition, p.30

Leicester Mercury, “Lynda seen with punk in city,” 17 May 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860751836); citing print edition, p.23

Leicester Mercury, “Murder ‘started road into debt’,” 9 July 1984, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860879334); citing print edition, p.6

Associated Press, The Charlotte Observer, “DNA ‘Fingerprinting’ Process Nearly Foolproof, Scientists Say,” 7 December 1985, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/624686909); citing print edition, p.17A

Leicester Mercury, “Murder of Lynda: Police issue new appeal for clues,” 26 April 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860868746); citing print edition, p.11

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn vanishes after trip: Huge hunt for missing schoolgirl,” 1 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860906178); citing print edition, pp.1, 15

Leicester Mercury, “Three years on — a killer still at large,” 2 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860907003); citing print edition, p.9

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn’s killer ‘has struck before’,” 3 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/846785964); citing print edition, p.1

John Meehan and Alan Kay, Coventry Evening Telegraph, “Tell on Strangler: Don’t shield girls double murder, pleads mum,” 4 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/819772229); citing print edition, pp.1-2

Leicester Mercury, “Tiny scratch ‘could be a vital clue’—Dawn: Hunt for Double Killer,” 4 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860908353); citing print edition, pp. 1, 5

Leicester Mercury, “Dawn: Man seen fleeing from scene,” 5 August 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/860908553); citing print edition, p.1

Leicester Mercury, “Sadistic double killer is jailed for life,” 23 January 1988, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/861261211); citing print edition, pp.1, 10-11

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