The TWISTED double killer David Fuller could have attacked hundreds more victims – he saved grotesque videos in which he injured women’s bodies in his home.
Terrifying footage shows the moment the necrophile was arrested in his dingy hiding place and quietly walked with police officers who discovered his grim perversion after searching his home in Heathfield, Sussex.
Body cam footage of his arrest shows the moment the monster quietly walked with officers and was charged with the murders of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pearce.
Terrifying images of Fuller having sex with 98 dead girls and women in morgues were found in an office he had converted from a storage room.
Police believe the tainted footage points to the motive behind the murders of Wendy, 25, and Caroline, 20 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in 1987.
The pathologist Dr. Nat Carey reviewed the evidence from the original murder investigation and concluded that Wendy was sexually assaulted “at the time of death or after death”.
Detectives have found Fuller had a fixation on necrophilia, a rare perversion of sex with corpses.
The shocking funeral films showed Fuller carrying out the twisted deeds from 2008 to November last year, the month before his arrest.
However, it is feared that he may have committed the assault when he first worked for the former Kent and Sussex Hospital in Tunbridge Wells in 1989.
More than 3,500 exhibits – computers, telephones, and handwritten diaries – were found.
This included 100 hard drives, 2,200 floppy disks, 30 SIM cards, 1,300 CDs and DVDs, 34,000 photo prints, negatives, slides and camera rolls.
The police bought special computers to forensically query more than 23 terabytes of data from the digital devices.
Fuller was hired as the hospital’s electrical maintenance manager for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Just before that hospital closed in September 2011, Fuller went to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury for an outside contractor.
Although he had no special role in the morgue, Fuller had access to all areas of the hospital through a swipe card.
He performed the perverse sexual acts on female bodies at night after the morgue staff left work for the day.
Three bodies were from girls under the age of 16, the oldest being 85.
‘ONCE AGAIN IN THE UK’
On a few occasions, father of four filmed Fuller returning to the same body to grant his depraved desires. He was shown four times how to go to the corpse of a woman.
Detective Supt Ivan Beasley said: “The level of crime is unprecedented in the UK. We have never seen anything like it. “
The shocking funeral material turned up during a search of Fuller’s three-bedroom home, where he lived with his third wife, a nurse at the hospital he worked at, and their 20-year-old son.
Fuller had converted an upstairs storage room into an office that was monitored by video surveillance – a private domain that hides its distorted secrets under protective layers.
In a cupboard in the office, the police found a cupboard with a hand-made box screwed to the back, in which four hard drives were hidden – with pictures of corpses that had been desecrated.
The Home Office also had a hatch to an attic where Fuller had hoarded thousands of items that took nine officers over five months to comb through.
A team of more than 100 officers and staff was put together to view 14 million images and 4 million video clips.
A total of three million still and moving images contained crimes against child pornography, extreme sexual images and disturbed funeral offenses.
Detectives also seized 150,000 hours of video surveillance from Tunbridge Wells Hospital dating back to summer 2020 and analyzed Fuller’s 2019 swipe card records.
Although cameras did not cover the area where the bodies were being refrigerated, CCTV showed that Fuller was entering the morgue and its main area at relevant times and filmed himself with the bodies.
Of the 98 bodies Fuller filmed himself with, 78 have been identified and their families are due to be briefed on the depraved deeds committed on loved ones.
More than 150 specialist family liaison officers, specially trained to deal with grieving loved ones, have been recruited from the armed forces across the country to deliver the shocking news.
Police say some of those he injured will never be identified due to the way he filmed the bodies.
Det Chief Supt Paul Fotheringham said, “It is hideous. It was a really challenging process for my employees to see this content. “
“DISTURBED AND CHALLENGE”
Officers consulted police colleagues from other forces dealing with the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing for advice on identifying people.
Police set up regular panel meetings with the NHS and forensic medicine to identify the soiled bodies, with about 25 female bodies in the morgue at any one time.
The Victim Support Service has provided a £ 1.5 million grant to help cover the cost of the unique process of notifying a loved one of the deathly stained Fullers.
From the material found in his apartment, a total of 51 criminal offenses were charged, 44 of which relate to the 78 identified corpses and include overarching indictments with multiple victims.
Penetrative sex with a corpse falls under Section 70 of the Sexual Offenses Act and is punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of two years.
However, following the Fuller case, the government is believed to plan to review the sentencing policy to increase the sentence.
Fuller has admitted to police that he was included in the films with the bodies.
Senior CPS Prosecutor Libby Clark, who investigated the Babes in the Woods murders, said, “This is the most troubled and challenging case I have ever been involved in.
“Appalling insult on a scale we have never seen before. When I think about it, I find it almost unbelievable that we have a case of this type and size.
“I found some of the evidence of sex after death particularly appalling.
“Fuller must have stayed with Wendy some time after her death before he left her apartment.”
Veteran homicide investigator Noel McHugh of the National Crime Agency said, “These types of crimes are very rare.”