Cops probing the murder of a Suzy Lamplugh who disappeared in mysterious circumstances over thirty years ago may have moved a step closer to solving the riddle following the shocking revelation.
Estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, 25, disappeared after she allegedly went to meet a client who went by the name of “Mr Kipper”, in Fulham, southwest London, on July 28 2016.
In November 2002, convicted rapist and murderer, John Cannon, 65, was named prime suspect in the case. But, cops failed to produce any evidence linking him to Suzy’s disappearance.
And now a retired Scotland Yard detective claims he has found Suzy Lamplugh’s killer after funding his own three-year probe.
David Videcette, a former organised crime investigator, who spent two decades at the Met, has accused his former employers of “dragging their heels” after he forwarded the new suspect’s name.
He told MailOnline: “I believe that I know who killed Suzy Lamplugh.”
“I’ve named that person to the police. He is alive well and at large, and has remained at large for the last 30 years.
“Who knows what he’s been doing in that time.”
Mr Videcette added that he was going public in order to get the police to act and “do something”.
He went on: “They’ve had this information for over a month and they’ve dragged their heels.
“They’ve had this information for over a month and they’ve dragged their heels”
“The Met’s a massive organisation and I don’t understand why they’ve got a live named suspect with all his details and they won’t do anything about it.”
In a shocking Twitter thread posted last week, Mr Videcette claimed his work had uncovered flaws in the Met’s investigation and unearthed another suspect.
He posted: “People don’t just disappear.
“So, in 2016, I began studying the flaws in the police investigations over the past three decades, to understand the repeated failures in why Suzy’s body has never been found and why no one has ever been prosecuted for her disappearance and murder.
“I went back to the very start. I’ve traced dozens and dozens of original witnesses, some of whom police have never tracked down – some as far away as New Zealand and the USA.
“I’ve travelled thousands of miles to understand what went wrong from the very outset.”
Videcette also accused the Met of making “repeated mistakes throughout” their investigation, adding that police had “closed their minds to any other possibility” other than that Cannan was the killer.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “The case remains open, and the Met remains committed to bringing Suzy’s killer to justice.
“We will continue to assess any new information that comes in. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 0207 230 4294.”