Signature Of A Suspect
A series of ominous letters alarmed police and the public into thinking that Nicky’s killer was taunting them
Between 2005 and the summer of 2006, several letters were discovered at the monument erected in memory of Nicky where his body was found. The letters hinted that the author knew more about Nicky’s murder, and that it could potentially be the perpetrator.
An investigation into the source of the letters was carried out and in January 2007, six months after the last letter had been received, police arrested and questioned a 36- yearold on suspicion of having written the letters. Two weeks later he was released without charge.
The man in question was suffering from psychiatric issues that had prompted him to perform the hoax. While it was thought that after his release he would quietly fade into the background, by December he had been arrested again for vandalising the monument, and one month later he received a three- month prison term for vandalism. He was released and the monument was vandalised again in April 2008. The monument then went untouched for years, but in August 2013 it was sadly vandalised once again.