Pensioner accused of murdering this sex worker 48 years ago


A pensioner accused of murdering a prostitute, who was beaten and strangled to death nearly 50 years ago, was remanded in custody. The body of sex worker Eileen Cotter, 22, was discovered in front of a block of garages behind Hamilton Park, Highbury, north London, on June 1, 1974. John Apelgren (corr) – who has since re-married and has at least one son – is said to be a ‘one in a billion’ DNA match to evidence found on Ms…

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