Case 147

Julie Dart and Stephanie Slater

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Case 147

Julie Dart and Stephanie Slater

Two days had gone by and Dominic hadn’t heard from his girlfriend Julie Dart. Then, on the morning of Friday, July 12, Dominic received an unexpected visit from his sister, who had found a handwritten envelope addressed to him amongst her mail. There was a letter inside written in Julie’s handwriting…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Erin Munro

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Beyond Fear: My Will to Survive – Stephanie Slater with Pat Lancaster

Murder with Menaces: The Story of Michael Sams, Julie Dart and Stephanie Slater – Rod Chaytor

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Crimewatch, September 1991

Crimewatch: A Murderer’s Game

The Kidnapping of Stephanie Slater

 

RADIO:

One to One interview with Stephanie Slater BBC, September 10 2013.

 

ARTICLES:

Killer plays out game with police – The Guardian, December 27 1991

Letter prompts police to warn prostitutes of ‘new Ripper – The Guardian, August 23 1991

Artist’s impression of kidnapper brings rapid response – The Guardian, February 5 1992

Kidnapper writes to deny murder – The Guardian, February 7 1992

New sketch clue to kidnapper – The Guardian, February 8 1992

Kidnap victim returns home ‘glad it’s all over – The Guardian, February 10 1992

I shed tears for Stephanie says kidnapper – The Observer, February 16 1992

Voices clue to ‘warehouse’ where estate agent was held – The Guardian, February 21 1992

Man, 50, charged with kidnap of estate agent – The Guardian, February 24 1992

Remand in Dart murder case – The Guardian, February 28 1992

Woman ‘killed in bid for perfect crime – The Guardian, June 10 1993

Kidnapper’s diary tells of elaborate plans – The Guardian, June 11 1993

Builder’s chat ‘foiled kidnap’ – The Guardian, June 12 1993

Kidnapped estate agent considered suicide in ‘coffin’ cell – The Guardian, June 18 1993

Panic and fear of ransom courier – The Guardian, June 19 1993

Prostitute ‘beaten to death with hammer to escape sex abuse – The Guardian, June 23 1993

Kidnapper tells court his friend killed Julie Dart – The Guardian, July 2 1993

Sams refuses to name killer – The Guardian, July 3 1993

Rope used to truss prostitute’s body belonged to accused – The Guardian, July 6 1993

Police recall ‘nasty piece of work’ with the constant smile – The Herald, July 9 1993

The Michael Sams Trial: Train spotter’s obsession left chain of clues – Independent, July 9 1993

Murderer of Julie Dart gets four life sentences – The Guardian, July 9 1993

Sams admits killing teenager Julie Dart – The Guardian, July 13 1993

Killers tell all for fame or parole: Michael Sams’s post-trial confession was to show he was ‘not brutal’, but motives of others vary – Independent, July 14 1993

Sams tells of doomed Julie – The Guardian, August 18 1993

Too easy’ regime at jail where Sams attacked probation officer – The Guardian, October 25 1995

Give me back my daughter – The Guardian, November 13 1995

Sams receives further 8 years for cell attack – The Telegraph, February 13 1997

Sams guilty in hostage ‘protest’ – The Guardian, February 14 1997

Jail life better for pensioners – BBC News, April 18 2007

From the Archives: Sams played a deadly game with detectives – Birmingham Live, April 13 2011

From the Archives: What happened to Suzy Lamplugh? – Birmingham Live, April 27 2011

Stephanie Slater, estate agent kidnapped in 1992, dies aged 50 – The Guardian, September 1 2017

Kidnap victim Stephanie Slater dies following cancer battle – ITV News, September 1 2017 

She never escaped – The Sun, September 1 2017

VW Camper Van tribute at funeral of kidnap victim Stephanie Slater – County Press, September 15 2017

Savage woman-hater Michael Sams abducted estate agent Stephanie Slater and murdered Julie Dart but was caught when his first wife recognised his voice on Crimewatch – Mirror, March 13 2018

 

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Two days had gone by and Dominic hadn’t heard from his girlfriend Julie Dart. Then, on the morning of Friday, July 12, Dominic received an unexpected visit from his sister, who had found a handwritten envelope addressed to him amongst her mail. There was a letter inside written in Julie’s handwriting…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Erin Munro

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Beyond Fear: My Will to Survive – Stephanie Slater with Pat Lancaster

Murder with Menaces: The Story of Michael Sams, Julie Dart and Stephanie Slater – Rod Chaytor

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Crimewatch, September 1991

Crimewatch: A Murderer’s Game

The Kidnapping of Stephanie Slater

 

RADIO:

One to One interview with Stephanie Slater BBC, September 10 2013.

 

ARTICLES:

Killer plays out game with police – The Guardian, December 27 1991

Letter prompts police to warn prostitutes of ‘new Ripper – The Guardian, August 23 1991

Artist’s impression of kidnapper brings rapid response – The Guardian, February 5 1992

Kidnapper writes to deny murder – The Guardian, February 7 1992

New sketch clue to kidnapper – The Guardian, February 8 1992

Kidnap victim returns home ‘glad it’s all over – The Guardian, February 10 1992

I shed tears for Stephanie says kidnapper – The Observer, February 16 1992

Voices clue to ‘warehouse’ where estate agent was held – The Guardian, February 21 1992

Man, 50, charged with kidnap of estate agent – The Guardian, February 24 1992

Remand in Dart murder case – The Guardian, February 28 1992

Woman ‘killed in bid for perfect crime – The Guardian, June 10 1993

Kidnapper’s diary tells of elaborate plans – The Guardian, June 11 1993

Builder’s chat ‘foiled kidnap’ – The Guardian, June 12 1993

Kidnapped estate agent considered suicide in ‘coffin’ cell – The Guardian, June 18 1993

Panic and fear of ransom courier – The Guardian, June 19 1993

Prostitute ‘beaten to death with hammer to escape sex abuse – The Guardian, June 23 1993

Kidnapper tells court his friend killed Julie Dart – The Guardian, July 2 1993

Sams refuses to name killer – The Guardian, July 3 1993

Rope used to truss prostitute’s body belonged to accused – The Guardian, July 6 1993

Police recall ‘nasty piece of work’ with the constant smile – The Herald, July 9 1993

The Michael Sams Trial: Train spotter’s obsession left chain of clues – Independent, July 9 1993

Murderer of Julie Dart gets four life sentences – The Guardian, July 9 1993

Sams admits killing teenager Julie Dart – The Guardian, July 13 1993

Killers tell all for fame or parole: Michael Sams’s post-trial confession was to show he was ‘not brutal’, but motives of others vary – Independent, July 14 1993

Sams tells of doomed Julie – The Guardian, August 18 1993

Too easy’ regime at jail where Sams attacked probation officer – The Guardian, October 25 1995

Give me back my daughter – The Guardian, November 13 1995

Sams receives further 8 years for cell attack – The Telegraph, February 13 1997

Sams guilty in hostage ‘protest’ – The Guardian, February 14 1997

Jail life better for pensioners – BBC News, April 18 2007

From the Archives: Sams played a deadly game with detectives – Birmingham Live, April 13 2011

From the Archives: What happened to Suzy Lamplugh? – Birmingham Live, April 27 2011

Stephanie Slater, estate agent kidnapped in 1992, dies aged 50 – The Guardian, September 1 2017

Kidnap victim Stephanie Slater dies following cancer battle – ITV News, September 1 2017 

She never escaped – The Sun, September 1 2017

VW Camper Van tribute at funeral of kidnap victim Stephanie Slater – County Press, September 15 2017

Savage woman-hater Michael Sams abducted estate agent Stephanie Slater and murdered Julie Dart but was caught when his first wife recognised his voice on Crimewatch – Mirror, March 13 2018

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

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LegalZoom – Where life meets legal. Use promo code CASEFILE for special savings

Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial

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