The cold case murders that could be linked to Leanne Tiernan's killer

Killer John Taylor was jailed in 2002 over the killing of schoolgirl Leanne Tiernan, now one former detective has shared his theory that a number of women's deaths can potentially be traced to him.

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 12:20 pm
The cold case murders linked to John Taylor

Cold case investigators have launched a review into the murder Donna Healey, whose body was found in Leeds 28 years ago and are also reinvestigating the unsolved murder of three other female victims – Yvonne Fitt, Deborah Wood and schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer.

Schoolgirl Leanne, 16, was grabbed from a woodland path in Bramley in November 2000. She was sexually assaulted and killed by John Taylor who is believed to have stored her body in freezer at his Bramley home for nine months.
Donnas remains were found in Chapel Allerton in 1991, three years after she disappeared while working as a prostitute. It wasn't until 2003 after advances in DNA that remains were identified as hers.
Yvonne had worked as a prostitute in Leeds. Her decomposed body was found at Norwood Edge near Otley in September 1992. Detectives believed the 33-year-old had been stabbed to death around two months earlier.

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The teenager from Hebden Bridge went missing in November 1994 after she went to a corner shop to buy cornflakes. Her body was found in a canal a mile away six months later. Her murder remains unsolved.
Deborah, 20 from Beeston Hill, was last seen in Big Lil's pub in Leeds on January 4, 1996. The burnt remains of her body were found 10 days later behind Burley Park Station and were too badly burnt to establish a cause of death.
Rebeccas stripped and battered body in 2001 in an alleyway off Thornton Street, Bradford. Detectives say she was killed possibly with a hammer, and her body had lain undiscovered for 13 days.