The brother of rapist and murderer John Cannan blamed him for the death of their father and reveals how the family "asked" him to admit the murder of London real estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.
Cannan, 66, is serving a life sentence for the 1987 murder of Shirley Banks in Bristol and the attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman and the rape of an unnamed woman in Reading in 1986. He could be released in 2022.
He is the sole suspect in the disappearance of Lamplugh, who disappeared in Fulham in July 1986 at the age of 25 and was pronounced dead. He was probably murdered in 1994. The police could never accuse him of the crime.
Now his brother, who did not want to be named and was voiced by an actor, has broken three decades of silence to speak to a Kanal 5 about a documentary about the disappearance of Lamplugh.
He revealed that her sister had asked Cannan to confess that he had killed Lamplugh, the disappearance of which remains one of the most famous unsolved cases in British history.
The brother of the convicted rapist and murdered John Cannan said in a documentary broadcast on Channel 5 tonight that his brother would never admit to killing real estate agent Suzy Lamplugh and show no sign of remorse. Cannan pictured was convicted of the murder of Shirley Banks in 1988, the attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman in 1987, and the rape of an unnamed woman in Reading in 1986
“I'm pretty sure John indirectly killed our father.
Papa never recovered from the shock of the case and moved to America to live. He got sick there and returned to Sutton Coldfield, where he died in 1985, ”he said.
The convicted killer denied everything, adding that his sibling had shown no signs of "regret or conscience".
He also revealed that his and John's sister had visited John in prison.
My sister appealed to him to admit that he killed Suzy Lamplugh and revealed where he hid her body. She wasted her breath, John is going to put all his secrets in the grave. He's a power freak. & # 39;
"He has no regrets, conscience or compassion," he added.
The disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh, which airs on Channel 5 tonight at 10 p.m., looks back on the case of the real estate agent Fulham's missing person, who disappeared in July 1986 after setting out to find a “Mr. . Kipper ”to show him a house. Suzy is pictured
Who is John Cannan?
John Cannan, born in 1954, is a convicted rapist and murderer serving three life sentences.
He was convicted of the murder of Shirley Banks in Bristol and the attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman in 1987 and the rape of an unnamed woman in Reading in 1986.
He is slated for parole in 2022 and could be released.
In 2002, he was named the prime suspect in the 1986 disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh by Scotland Yard.
That same year, however, prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to indict him.
Cannan himself never admitted killing Lamplugh.
Lamplugh was a real estate agent who worked in Fulham. She was 25 when she disappeared.
On the day of her disappearance, July 28, 1986, her diary showed that she had an afternoon with a Mr. Kipper at 37 Shorrolds Road.
The white Ford Fiesta she was driving was found the night she disappeared on Stevenage Road in Fulham, about a mile and a half from the location of her appointment.
As part of the investigation into their disappearance, police examined the remains of 800 bodies that matched their description for DNA sampling, but found no match.
In 1986, Suzy's parents Paul and Diana founded the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which aims to raise awareness about personal safety and training to help people avoid being attacked.
The Trust also provided support and guidance to the relatives of missing persons.
Diana died in August 2011 at the age of 75 and Paul in June 2018 at the age of 87, both with no response to their daughter's disappearance.
Suzy was pronounced dead in 1994, eight years after her disappearance, and was believed to be murdered.
In 2002, Scotland Yard stated that Cannan, who had been released from a prison home a few days before Lamplugh's disappearance, was their prime suspect for her murder.
In the summer of 1986, Cannan was released from prison after serving five of eight years on charges of rape.
In 1988 he was convicted on other charges, including the murder of Shirley Banks.
The newly married 29-year-old textile mill manager from Clifton went missing on October 7, 1987.
When she didn't show up for a drink with her husband and he started looking for her.
Cannan, found guilty of kidnapping and killing Shirley Banks in 1987, is also believed to be responsible for Suzy's disappearance. Scotland Yard named him their prime suspect in the case in 2002, but prosecutors said there wasn't enough forensic evidence to tie him to the case that same year
Cannan quickly became a suspect after he was arrested at the knife tip for attacking a salesman in Leamington Spa.
Police searched his car three weeks after Banks disappeared and found a control disc from their car in a briefcase in his glove compartment.
They also found the mini clubman she was driving at the time in his garage, painted orange to blue. Cannan claimed he bought it at auction.
Police charged Cannan with attacking Banks on November 2nd. The press quickly found similarities between Shirley's disappearance and Suzy's disappearance the year before.
The authorities' investigation found that Cannan held a cleaning ticket for a shop in his hometown of Sutton Coldfield, in which he had deposited a raincoat with red markings identified as blood stains that could belong to the same group as Banks.
Police were led to believe that Cannan had taken Banks hostage overnight and convinced them to call their work on the false pretext that he would release them. This is because her husband was told she had called to say she would be there the morning after she disappeared.
Bank's body was found in a creek in the Quantock Hills six months after she disappeared in April 1988.
Cannan was also charged with attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman at gunpoint the night before he was kidnapped by Banks. Holman managed to fight him off and later identified him as their attacker.
A year earlier, in Reading, a few weeks after his release from prison he raped an anonymous salesman.
Cannan was arrested for the crime at the time, but police couldn't find enough evidence to indict him until forensic testing was done again in 1988, this time with a DNA match for Cannan.
- The Disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh will air on Channel 5 at 10 p.m. tonight