Case 99

Becky Watts

*** Warning: This case involves a child victim ***

When Bristol teenager Becky Watts failed to show up for a planned lunch date with her boyfriend and then stopped responding to text messages from her friends, they immediately suspected that something was wrong. Although it wasn’t like Becky to be out of contact for so long, there was nothing to indicate she had run away from home or met with foul play. 

The people of Bristol rallied in the search for Becky as her family campaigned for information, but her whereabouts remained a mystery. Then, forensic investigators uncovered some crucial evidence that no one was prepared for.

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

EPISODE:

Research & writing – Victoria Dieffenbacher

Additional writing and editing – Elsha McGill and Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

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

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy – Darren Galsworthy

 

MAPS:

Key locations in Becky Watts investigation

 

TIMELINE:

Becky Watts: timeline of the 16-year-old’s disappearance – The Guardian

 

VIDEOS:

Murder of Becky Watts: Police Tapes – ITV Documentary

 

ARTICLES:

Becky Watts: a shy girl who was growing in confidence – The Guardian

Becky Watts: Shauna Hoare charged with teenager’s murder – The Guardian

Becky Watts murder trial: Schoolgirl sent boyfriend tragic “I love you so much” final text hours before death – Mirror

The last text message of Becky Watts – The Sun

Becky Watts was happy and relaxed in days before she was killed, jury told – The Guardian

Becky Watts trial: Photographs show cluttered scene of teenagers ‘murder’ – Independent

Becky Watts murder trial: How the crime that shocked the nation unfolded – Mirror

Becky Watts murder trial: Live updates from Day 6 as jury hear more prosecution evidence – Mirror

‘Have you kidnapped her?’ Mother of Becky Watt’s ‘killer’ joked with her daughter and the teen’s stepbrother when the couple started coming round to her house while girl was missing – Daily Mail

Becky Watts murder trial: Judge cries as Nathan Matthews is sentenced to life in prison – Independent

Becky Watts funeral: relatives pay tribute to ‘angel of Bristol’ – The Guardian

Becky Watts funeral ‘celebration of her life’ – BBC News

Bury Me With Becky: Dying wish of murdered Becky Watts’ step mum is to be buried with teen and see guilty son one last time – The Sun

Becky Watts: case review finds eight services failed murdered teenager – The Guardian

Becky Watts’s body ‘was cut into eight parts and put in Asda carrier bags’ – The Independent

Self-confessed monster with a twister soul – Daily Mail

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

Full transcript of Nathan Matthews confession – Mirror

Tribute to Becky Watts from her mum Tanya

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