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Dennis Nilsen's pregnant neighbor disappeared at the height of his murders


Did Dennis Nilsen murder his pregnant neighbor? The young woman who lived next to the madman and slaughtered 15 men disappeared at the height of his rampage and was never heard from again, according to newspapers

  • Dennis Nilsen's pregnant neighbor disappeared at the height of his murders
  • The serial killer is said to have killed up to 15 men from 1978 to 1983
  • Police were made aware of the missing neighbors days after Nilsen was arrested
  • His vicious crimes only came to light when human remains were found in a drain
  • Do you know the identity of the missing woman? Email tips@dailymail.co.uk

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen's pregnant neighbor disappeared at the height of his murders and was never heard from again, new newspapers reveal.

Nilsen murdered at least 15 men in his north London apartment between 1978 and 1983 before human remains were discovered in a clogged drain in his apartment and he was arrested.

Days after his arrest in 1983, the Ministry of Health and Social Security raised suspicions to the police of the disappearance of an unnamed young woman who had lived above Nilsen.

David Wilson, a criminologist and former prison governor who knew Nilsen, said it was "not strange" that the young woman at 195 Melrose Avenue in Cricklewood may have known or seen too much activity.

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen killed at least 15 men in his north London apartment between 1978 and 1983

Recently unearthed papers reveal a Nilsen neighbor at 175 Melrose Avenue, Cricklewood, who disappeared at the height of his murders. Police were informed of the pregnant woman's disappearance after he was arrested in 1983

Recently unearthed papers reveal a Nilsen neighbor at 175 Melrose Avenue, Cricklewood, who disappeared at the height of his murders. Police were informed of the pregnant woman's disappearance after he was arrested in 1983

Serial killer Nilsen died in 2018 at the age of 72 while serving a life sentence for killing young men in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly drifters he met in pubs.

In all cases, the victims were either gay or Nilsen suspected they were gay.

According to The Times, an upstairs neighbor disappeared without a trace in 1981.

The woman, whose name and date of birth were edited, received a three-week order book for services in December 1981 but never returned to ask for money.

In a note dated February 17, 1983, the day after Nilsen's arrest, it was stated that there had been "no trace of the girl" since the book was handed over.

Prior to his arrest, Nilsen had worked in a job center on Denmark Street in London. Previously, he worked as an army cook and budding police officer.

But he lived a twisted life and slaughtered more than a dozen men in the late 1970s and 1980s.

David Tennant portrayed the twisted serial killer in the ITV drama Des, which aired earlier this year

David Tennant portrayed the twisted serial killer in the ITV drama Des, which aired earlier this year

Nilsen lured vulnerable men into his home and killed them, usually by strangling them.

Once dead, he dismembered the corpses and dissected them.

His crimes were detailed in the ITV drama Des, with David Tennant portraying the Aberdeenshire-born serial killer.

Mr. Wilson added, “There is no such thing as accident when you are dealing with a serial killer. So that a woman disappeared. . . There is something to be taken very seriously about the house where a serial killer lived. I never knew there could be a female victim. & # 39;

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Dennis Nilsen: The Muswell Hill murderer who slaughtered 15 men

Dennis Nilsen killed at least 15 men over a six-year period in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Most of his victims were homosexual or homeless men whom he picked up in bars across London or on the streets.

After Nilsen invited her to his home, he provided his victims with food and alcohol before killing them. His preferred method was strangulation.

Once dead, he dismembered their bodies by dissecting them in his home. At his first address, Melrose Avenue, he buried her remains in the garden. However, at Cranley Gardens he was forced to take other measures.

After his arrest, he told the police how he boiled his victims' heads in a large saucepan to dispose of their brains.

Nilsen (right) with a prison guard by his side after being sentenced to at least 25 years in prison after six murders and two attempted murders at the Old Bailey

Nilsen (right) with a prison guard by his side after being sentenced to at least 25 years in prison after six murders and two attempted murders at the Old Bailey

He would cut up the rest of their bodies and put them in plastic garbage bags on the property. As the stench of their rotting corpses got stronger, he tried to flush their limbs down the toilet and sewer.

This caused a large blockage in the pipes. Nilsen seemed unaware of the risk and boldly complained to a waste disposal company about the blockade, demanding that it be resolved because he and other residents were suffering from it.

When a Dyno-Rod worker arrived at the property in 1983 to release them, he discovered flesh and bone fragments when he opened a drain cover outside the property.

The next day, after inspecting another section of pipe, he and his supervisor discovered what they thought were the bones of a human hand.

They alerted the police, who arrested Nilsen when he was returning home from work. While in detention, he admitted killing at least 15 people.

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