Case 139

Beryl & Geraldine Evans

*** Content Warning: child victims, domestic abuse, serial killer ***

[Part 1 of 2]

When newlyweds Beryl and Timothy Evans found out they were expecting their first child, they set about finding a place of their own to live. They soon found a suitable rental property in London’s Notting Hill district, located at 10 Rillington Place.

After the birth of baby Geraldine, the couple began arguing over finances and other domestic issues. They decided to spend some time apart by visiting their respective relatives.  When Beryl and Geraldine seemingly vanished, Timothy explained that Beryl walked out on him and he’d then left Geraldine in the care of some friends. But his odd behaviour soon arouses suspicion as many question whether he’s telling the truth.



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Murders That Shocked the Nation: John Christie and 10 Rillington Place



Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory – Lizzie Seal

Death Under the Shadow of Judiciary – Dr N.M. Ghatate

10 Rillington Place – Ludovic Kennedy

John Christie of Rillington Place: Biography of a Serial Killer – Jonathan Oates



‘Timothy John Evans inquiry’ from October 22, 1953 Commons Sitting

‘Timothy Evans reinterment’ from November 25, 1965 Commons Sitting

Mary Westlake v Criminal Cases Review Commission



‘Mother, child, found strangled in shed’ – The Times-Tribune, December 3 1949

‘Scotland Yard Presses Search of ‘Murder Flat’ – The Shreveport Journal, March 26 1953

‘Murder flat garden yields human bones’ – Daily Press, March 29 1953

‘Police mass in London as murder toll rises’ – The Advertiser, March 31 1953

‘Two skeletons in ‘Murder House’ still unidentified’ – News-Press, May 17 1953

‘Woman’s body exhumed’ – Morning Bulletin, May 19 1953

‘Woman here learns daughter was London strangler’s victim’ – Daily News, June 19 1953

‘Did an innocent man hang? Question in Christie trial’ – Montreal Gazette, June 26 1953

‘Justice may clear hanged man’ – The Indianapolis Star, July 5 1953

‘New victim of Christie identified’ – The Vancouver News-Herald, August 28 1953

‘Evans case hearings to be in public’ – The Guardian, August 27 1965

‘My father deserved to be hanged by Pierrepoint’ – The Telegraph, April 9 2006

‘Timothy Evans family’s 60-year conviction wait’ – BBC News, March 9 2010

‘Here’s what the real Rillington Place looks like today’ – Metro, November 30 2016

‘Rillington Place: What John Christie’s residential burial ground looks like now’ – Independent, November 24 2016

‘Rillington Place: Where is 10 Rillington Place and who lives there now?’ – Express, December 8 2016

‘Real life Rillington Place victim’s brother wants sister exhumed so they can be buried together’ – Mirror, December 10 2016

‘Rillington Place: Victim’s brother begs for her body to be exhumed’ – MyLondon, December 11 2016

‘The Plymouth girl murdered by sick necrophile serial killer’ – Plymouth Live, December 23 2018



John Christie – Murderopedia

John Christie – Murder Mile Tours

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