The UK Hammer Murders
On November 5, 2003, accounts clerk Dawn Brunton, 36, left a bus station and was walking down a footpath to the Hatton Cross tube station in Feltham, London, when an unknown assailant attacked her from behind with what authorities believe was a sledgehammer. Dawn suffered severe injuries, including a fractured skull, cheekbone and eye socket, several stab wounds to the back of her head, [and] severe bruising to her stomach area, possibly from kicking, the Hounslow Guardian reported in November 2003. Investigators believed that whoever attacked her was likely the same person who murdered Marsha and attacked the 17-year old girl the previous January.
Then on April 18, 2004, yet another young woman was assaulted. While walking on
Like the previous victims, Edel was not sexually assaulted or robbed and had little or no memory of the attack or the attacker. Detectives working on the case believe that the offender may have a particular dislike of women with light-colored hair because all of the victims had either blond or light-brown hair, The Mirror reported in August 2004. His hate would result in yet another murder on
Half an hour later, a passerby found Amelies battered body by the cricket pitch and flagged down police. She was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, but her injuries were beyond treatment. Amelie died shortly after from head wounds believed to have been caused by a hammer-like tool or crowbar.
Amelies family was devastated by the news. Amelie was excited about living and working in