Stephen Port has been found guilty of murdering four young gay men.
The 41-year-old East London chef lured his victims on Grindr and served them lethal doses of party drug GHB. He would them rape and have sex with his victims before dumping their bodies in a nearby cemetery.
Scotland Yard believes there could be more young men that Port killed and is now reviewing the 58 deaths in London that involve GHB going back four years. Port denies all 29 charges brought against him, which include murder, administering a substance with intent, four rapes and four sexual assaults. He will be sentenced on Friday, November 25th 2016.
Port met the men online with his very-out-of-date photos and lured them to his home for sex. He then served them fatal doses of drugs, sexually assaulted the men and dumped their bodies. The murders spanned between august 2014 and September 2015.
The men that he killed were Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, Jack Taylor, 25, and Anthony Walgate, 23 (in that order from left to right in the picture at the top).
The serial killer went so far as to pen a suicide note that he placed in victim Daniel Whitworth’s hand before dumping him in the graveyard. The murdered forged in Daniel’s name, “BTW, Please do not blame the guy I was with last night, we only had sex then I left, he knows nothing of what I have done.”
In total, police have found 18 different accounts across 12 separate gay apps and websites that have been linked to Port.
Pink News Raised Concerns About a Serial Killer and Were Ignored
Pink News and even the London Metropolitan Police LGBT advisory group had raised concerns about a gay serial killer. However, London police told Pink News the deaths were unconnected. According to Pink News, they first made the connection back in December 2014 and alerted Police—nine months before the fourth victim was murdered.
The London Metropolitan Police has refered itself to an internal investigations department for failing to link the deaths.
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