True-Crime Documentary Airs Tonight Which Explores The Milly Dowler Case

A true-crime documentary will air tonight which will explore the tragic murder case of Milly Dowler, who was killed by Levi Bellfield. 

True-crime series Making A Monster will be exploring in-depth the disappearance and murder of Milly Dowler, who was just 13-years-old.

On 21 March 2002, English schoolgirl Milly Dowler was reported missing after she failed to turn up home after school. Her sister’s friend reported seeing her walk home down a street, but CCTV failed to discover when she went as she walked further down the road.

Following this was a national manhunt for Milly’s abductor, but her body was eventually found six months later in Yately Heath Woods.

In February 2008, the police confirmed that Levi Bellfield had become their prime suspect. Bellfield was already in prison, serving a life sentence for murder and the attempted murder of three other women.

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The brand new true-crime documentary aims to explore how Levi Bellfield became a serial killer.

Those who knew Bellfield reportedly described him as “Jack the Lad”. He had friends, a successful business, plenty of girlfriends and almost a dozen children.

Psychologists and crime experts will explain how Bellfield carried off this charming demeanour, that led him to get away with murder for a period of time.

As the investigation uncovered, police became aware that Bellfield spent the night prowling the streets in an attempt to target teenage girls at bus stops. He would then plan to abduct, rape and kill them.

Dr Eric Cullen says in the program, which airs tonight: “Bellfield is the perfect example of someone with an attachment disorder. He had to deal with the traumatic death of his father at a young age. For all his female conquests, both victims and girlfriends, he was determined that they could not leave him.”

Making A Monster will air tonight at 9 pm on Crime+Investigation.

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