New Bible John suspects emerge as Photofit sees dozens providing vital information in search for serial killer
Names of potential suspects have emerged in the Bible John case following updated images showing what the killer might look like now.
The serial killer, suspected of murdering three young women in Glasgow over 50 years ago, has never been arrested.
But the deaths of Helen Puttock, Jemima McDonald and Patricia Docker sparked renewed interest following a BBC documentary in November that examined the hunt for their killer.
New photos of the suspect were also published in the Record, and dozens of potential suspects were publicly highlighted.
Police were told of the killer by Jean Langford, who shared a cab with him and his sister Helen on the night of his death.
But despite thousands of men interviewed, the killer, nicknamed Bible John because he quoted the holy book, was never identified.
A potential new suspect is a man who worked in a laboratory at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow but left the city to live in Dublin before returning in the early 1970s.
A source said: “This man came from a very religious background. He told his colleagues that he frequented dance halls on weekends and his face was remarkably similar to the photofit. Not the painting but the original image.
“His behavior got more and more bizarre and disturbing and he got in trouble a few times. He died in the mid-1970s, having committed suicide in the most horrific way.
“The Bible John reportedly told Helen Puttock and Jeannie Langford that he worked in a laboratory. I’m convinced he’s a viable suspect.
Another name given to the Record was that of a Glasgow showman who was known to quote the Bible and who named his children as disciples.
A worried parent said, “Barrowland was his favorite spot and it looks like the photofit. It seems strange that the police never considered him a suspect. “
Patricia, 25, was found strangled after going to the Barrowland Ballroom in February 1968.
In August 1969, Jemima, 32, a mother of three, was found strangled, raped and beaten to death in an old
Witnesses had seen her with a tall, red-haired young man and Lennox Paterson put together a photofit for the police using their descriptions.
Three months later, Helen, 29, was found murdered after getting into a taxi with the suspect and her sister, who was dropped off at the house.
Police linked all three cases after his death.
Last night Helen’s widower George said: ‘I would at least like to see the Scottish Police examine these people to see if there is something in them.
“I understand it might be difficult after all these years and probably no DNA evidence, but it would be helpful if those names could be ruled out.”
Superintendent Suzanne Chow said: “The murders of Helen Puttock, Jemima McDonald and Patricia Docker remain unsolved, however, as with all unsolved cases they are subject to review and any new information on their deaths will be subject to review. of an investigation. “
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