THE BUNNY GIRL & THE SCHOOLGIRL
Eve Stratford worked as a Bunny Girl at the Playboy Club in Park Lane and had been photographed with the likes of Eric Morecambe and Sid James. But on 18 March 1975, her boyfriend found her dead on the bedroom floor of their flat in Leyton, east London. She’d been tied up, gagged, her throat cut from ear to ear. She’d last been seen alive walking alone in the snow near her home around 4pm, yet the case went cold. On 3 September 1975, six months later, schoolgirl Lynne Weedon, 16, was taking a shortcut to her home in Hounslow, when she was battered over the head, thrown over a fence into an electricity substation, and raped. She was found alive the following morning, but never regained consciousness, and died a week later. In September 2015, police linked the cases using new DNA techniques, but a fresh appeal threw up no leads.
Eve in 1974 with Eric Morecambe Found dead: Eve Lynne was just 16 years old