DiscoverMurder With My Husband141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth - The Pathway Murders
141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth - The Pathway Murders

141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth - The Pathway Murders

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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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141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth - The Pathway Murders

141. Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth - The Pathway Murders

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