THE mother of one of Christopher Halliwell’s murder victims believes that he kept her daughter’s skull, hands and feet as trophies, it has been revealed.
Karen Edwards claimed that pieces of her daughter Becky Gooden-Edwards’ body were missing when police gave her back.
Evil Halliwell strangled Becky In January 2003 and buried her body in a field in Gloucestershire.
But her murder only came to light in 2011 when Halliwell was arrested over the disappearance of personal assistant Sian O’Callaghan, 22.
Taxi driver Halliwell was found guilty of Becky’s murder in 2016 and the force released Becky’s remains in 2017.
Karen recalled how she asked funeral director Hillier’s over the phone what size urn she would require to store Becky’s remains- and gave permission for the ‘sealed box’ containing them to be opened.
Amongst the contents were containers with bone fragments and bench debris, small empty bags and a clear tube which contained nothing but blue paper, she said.
However, the remains that were returned did not match the list of the box’s contents.
The colour-coded diagram of what the police found did not match a photo of what was missing in the makeshift grave, Karen revealed.
According to the distraught mum, a lower leg bone is still missing.
It is thought that the body was originally intact.
But now Karen wants to know how the discrepancies happened and where the rest of her daughter is.
Speaking of what she was told by the funeral director, she said: « What I heard was shocking and at that point, I felt sick but I knew I had to check for myself because I have lost all faith in Wiltshire Police.
« There’s bits of her all over the place and we don’t know where she is, it’s disgusting and utterly disgraceful behaviour. »
Karen recalled specialists giving evidence during the killer’s trial and wondering whether the removal of Becky’s head and extremities had been caused by human, animal or mechanical action.
Has he kept these parts as trophies?
She came to the conclusion that the removal was too selective to be from animal behaviour and the body would have been damaged if machinery had been to blame.
« This leaves only one option – Halliwell, » Karen said.
« Has he kept these parts as trophies? We know he went back to the site several times. »
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said that the force was aware of the concerns made by Karen in relation to the remains of her daughter and that they are « working in conjunction with the IOPC to investigate these concerns and make sure Ms Edwards is kept up to date. »
Earlier this month, police began probing Halliwell over the unsolved murder of a woman 27 years ago after they spoke to new witnesses.
Julie Finley’s naked body was found in a field in Liverpool on August 5, 1994.
Merseyside Police are understood to be following up a number of inquiries in relation to Halliwell, the Mirror revealed.
Sian’s mum Eliane Pickford has revealed she « always thought » her daughter’s killer was involved in more murders.