Scouting For Clues
While clues were scarce at the crime scene, those that were present painted a story for those investigating what had happened
With the camp’s toilets some distance from the tent where Nicky slept, and the area his body was found a little less than two kilometres away, Nicky’s shoes were still inside the tent when he was discovered missing, suggesting he had not left with the intention of going for a long walk.
It was initially suggested that Nicky had wandered off, but if that had been the case, then why were the soles of his feet completely clean?
Nicky’s body showed no signs of a struggle or any indications that his killer had used violence to silence him – could the person who killed him have sedated him to make him easy prey?
The area of the woods where Nicky was found was well- known as a meeting place for homosexuals. A semen- stained tissue was found near Nicky’s body, and although police hoped it could be tested for DNA and would identify Nicky’s killer, the item failed to meet expectations when tested.
DNA/ pyjama bottoms
In 2010 police found DNA on Nicky’s pyjamas, from a person not known to the victim. Who had come into contact with Nicky the morning he vanished and why?