This is when the police discover the sick collection of images of a necrophiliac killer showing him sexually assaulting dead victims in the morgue where he worked.
David Fuller, 68, murdered Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in 1987, before sexually assaulting 101 corpses in his workplaces as of at least 2007.
The father of four was not linked to the murders until 2020, leading investigators to search his home and discover nearly 900,000 files of him abusing the corpses of women between the ages of nine and 100.
The crimes were committed at the now-closed Kent and Sussex Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, where Fuller had worked on maintenance since 1989.
The moment when police officers discover the shocking images can be seen for the first time in Sky’s true crime documentary David Fuller: Monster in the Morgue.
Bodycam footage shows officers searching Fuller’s cramped home office in Heathfield, East Sussex when they come across some photographs.
Kent Police DI Shelley Chantler said her initial reaction while working on the case was “utter disbelief” (Photo: Fuller)
“Why do they look…dead?” Horrifying moment when the police come across the sick catalog of abuse images of ‘morgue monster’ David Fuller
They ask, “Are those the ones he took?” while another off-camera officer says, “Why do they look…dead?”
A female cop then asks, “In that first one… Is that real or made up?”
The team then finds a drawer filled with USBs and floppy disks at the bottom of a wardrobe. They would later discover that they contained nearly 900,000 files of him abusing bodies at the Tunbridge Wells morgue.
While being interviewed, Fuller later tells detectives, “I’m not crazy. I may have some kind of residual personality issues, where you know I’ve lived a full almost Christian life and at the same time deadliest life with no crossovers… They’re just two different personalities.”
Kent Police Detective Shelley Chantler said her initial reaction while working on the case was “complete disbelief”.
She said, ‘This was an ordinary man. He was married, he had children.
“It’s hard to imagine a human could even think to do that and then they discovered more.”
She added, “It’s like he’s two people in one. He leads a normal life and goes about his own daily business. And on the other hand, he’s out to kill women.’
An examination of Fuller’s hard drive at his home revealed 818,051 images and 504 videos of his abuse, as well as evidence of his “ongoing interest in the rape, abuse, and murder of women.”
Fuller’s victims included nurses, teachers, a pilot, a skier, a war veteran, wives and mothers who had cared for families. Many were still wearing defibrillators and catheters at the time Fuller abused their bodies.
Among those whose bodies were abused by Fuller was a 92-year-old World War II hero who worked at Bletchley Park. Her daughter said earlier that he “committed the most heinous crimes, something our family has to live with on a daily basis.”
An examination of Fuller’s hard drive at his home revealed 818,051 images and 504 videos of his abuse, as well as evidence of his “ongoing interest in rape, abuse, and murder of women” (Photo: Fuller’s office raid captured on police bodycam)
David Fuller eluded justice for more than 30 years after murdering Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in Tunbridge Wells in 1987. He then abused at least 101 dead bodies in morgues
In the Sky documentary, the police find a drawer full of USBs and floppy disks at the bottom of a wardrobe. They would later discover that they contained nearly 900,000 files of him abusing bodies at the Tunbridge Wells morgue
In 2020, Fuller admitted to killing Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in 1987 after brutally bludgeoning and strangled them.
Both women, living alone in a room in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, were then sexually assaulted by the hospital’s former electrician as they were dying or after their deaths.
Miss Knell’s body was discovered in her bed on June 23, 1987, while Miss Pierce, who was attacked a stone’s throw from her front door on November 24, was found three weeks later, on December 15, in a field wearing only a pantyhose On. miles away in Romney, Kent.
Their gruesome deaths – dubbed the Bedsit murders – became one of the UK’s longest unsolved double murder cases.
Married three times, Fuller was finally arrested on Dec. 3, 2020, after a major breakthrough in DNA science identified a family link to a relative in the national database.
DI Chantler said: ‘What was returned to us were lists of other profiles that could possibly be relatives of the killer. And we essentially profiled them.
“We’ve done all this research and narrowed our list down to 90 people.”
One profile had a brother living in the area of the 1987 murders, who would turn out to be then respected hospital electrician David Fuller. Two murder charges soon followed.
Fuller was part of a cycling club in Kent in the 1980s. One of their routes ran directly past where the body of victim Caroline Pierce was found in 1987
Wendy Knell (left) and Caroline Pierce (right) were beaten and strangled by Fuller before being sexually assaulted
But detectives didn’t realize the true extent of his crimes until they discovered what was described by prosecutor Duncan Atkinson KC as “a library of unimaginable sexual depravity” hidden in a hideout at his home.
DS David Shipley, from Kent Police’s pedophile investigation team, was tasked with analyzing the photos and videos.
He said, “Fuller committed every sexual act possible with a human body.
“There was a total lack of emotion with him.
“It seems to me that there is no thought whatsoever about it being someone’s lover.
“It’s still a person — they may be dead, but they’re still a person.” At no point did he show an ounce of humanity.’
Of Fuller’s victims, some of whom assaulted the 68-year-old more than once, three were under the age of 18 at the time of death. Several others are said to be over 85 years old.
He then used mortuary records to log their details into his own notebooks and even looked up some of his victims on Facebook.
Also on the hard drives were as many as four million indecent images of children – mostly downloaded from the Internet.
Fuller, from Heathfield, East Sussex, initially denied the historic murders on diminished responsibility grounds before unexpectedly changing his plea to guilty amid dramatic scenes on the fourth day of his trial.
The depraved killer was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.
At the time of sentencing, 81 of the corpse victims had been identified.
However, due to difficulties identifying all of the corpses he abused and fears that there may have been hundreds of others dating back to when Fuller’s employment record at the hospital began, Kent Police set up a call center at the end of the trial to address any public concerns. .
The government also announced that an independent public inquiry would be held, while NHS England ordered all hospitals to review their safety.
Following Fuller’s conviction, the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate were able to identify a total of 101 victims.