On August 4, 2002, a double child homicide took place in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Two 10-year-old girls, Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman, were the victims. They were enticed into the home of Ian Kevin Huntley, a local homeowner and school caretaker, who then killed the girls likely by asphyxiation and later dumped their remains at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. The bodies of the girls were found on August 17, 2002.
Huntley was found guilty of killing both girls on December 17, 2003, and was given two life sentences, however, the High Court later set a minimum penalty of 40 years.
The teaching assistant for the girls and his girlfriend, Maxine Ann Carr, had intentionally given Huntley a false alibi. She was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for her role in Huntley’s plot to tamper with the court system.
Who Found The Bodies Of Holly And Jessica?
Gamekeeper Keith Pryer discovered the girls’ bodies in an irrigation ditch next to a pheasant pen near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, 13 days after they were reported missing. Holly and Jessica’s bodies were in an advanced condition of decay and Huntley had attempted to burn the bodies.