Anorak | Joanna Yeates: Chris Jefferies Is More Robert Murat Than Serial Killer

Joanna Yeates: Chris Jefferies Is More Robert Murat Than Serial Killer

by | 4th, January 2011

JOANNA Yeates gave the holiday season’s media its young, female, attractive blonde victim. Anyone else killed over Christmas does not feature. Her landlord Chris Jefferies gave the media its weird , nutty, oddball figure of speculation. His character has been assassinated and then hung out to dry. Anyone looking to see if the press have learned anything from the voracious feeding frenzy after Madeleine McCann went missing can forget it. Right now Chris Jefferies has more in common with Robert Murat than any killer.

After two days in a police cells, Jefferies has been released on police bail. This tells us one thing: if Avon and Somerset Police have any evidence against him it is not enough to take him to court with.

Greg Reardon, boyfriend of Miss Yeates, says:

The finger-pointing and character assassination by social and news media of an as yet innocent men has been shameful. It has made me lose a lot of faith in the morality of the British Press and those that spend their time fixed to the internet in this modern age.”

And while the press snipe and gossip, the case remains open. Indeed, 27 other murder cases in the Avon and Somerset police area remain open. They are unsolved. The Mail’s busy  “Daily Mail Reporter did see…

striking similarities’ between Miss Yeates’s disappearance and the unsolved murder of Melanie Hall.

Two murders by the same hand? A serial killer? Melanie Hall was killed 14 years ago. She was blonde. She was young. She was attractive. She was white. The Mail told us:

Her body was then wrapped in black bin bags and tied with blue rope before being left in vegetation alongside the motorway slip-road.

Joanna Yeates body was not wrapped in anything. The similarities are not striking.

The police have open cases on people like Glenis Carruthers. On January 19, 1974, the 20-year-old from Buckinghamshire was murdered. And there’s Linda Guest. On April 21, 1985, the 35-year-old prostitute was stabbed to death.(Unlike the Miss Carruthers and Miss Hall, there is no mention of her on the police’s website. Why?)

Are these victims any less relevant because they were not blonde?

Still, Jo Yeates, as the media must call her a nod to their familiarity with the women they never knew when she alive (as Madeleine McCann must be Our Maddie) is a snuff movie that fills a

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