When Nevres Kemal learned that her deceased daughter had been raped by the 67-year-old necrophiliac David Fuller in a hospital morgue in Kent, England, she grabbed a kitchen knife and ran to the police station where he was detained.
Kemal arrived at Colindale Police Station in north London and vowed to “punish” Fuller, she told the Daily Mail.
“If I had found him I’m 99.99% sure I would have put this knife in his heart because he would have put a knife in mine,” Kemal told the outlet.
But her plans were dashed when “eight or nine” policemen handcuffed her and then arrested her later, she said.
Kemal was furious, she said, after learning from police officers that her late daughter, Azra, was among at least 99 corpses Fuller had soiled while working in hospitals for a period of 12 years.
The news was passed on to Kemal last month as part of a £ 1.5million ($ 2million) scheme to recruit 150 police-family liaison officers to visit the families of the victims in Kent, Sussex and Essex, in the south-east of England.
Police said officers have now spoken to all families of the 81 victims already identified, according to the Daily Mail, but noted that hundreds of additional unidentified corpses may have been soiled.
Her youngest was a child, aged nine, and her oldest victim was a 100-year-old woman, Sky News reported.
A hotline has been set up, police said, to help support those affected.
Disturbing details emerge about Fuller’s offenses, which also included the 1987 murders of two women. The Sun reported that he had searched social media for images of photos of his victims, including those of Kemal’s daughter.
Fuller’s family said they were “totally shocked” by his crimes, The New York Post reported.
“It’s too horrible. I can’t even figure it out myself yet, ”said his ex-wife, Gill Palmer, in an interview with The Sun.
“My kids can’t talk about it. They are not in the right frame of mind. What came out was a total shock. You are talking about their father, ”she added.
An anonymous nurse, who says she has been in a relationship with Fuller for two years, told the Sunday Mirror she was also horrified by the revelations. She described how she originally viewed him as an “ordinary, calm man” and a “perfect gentleman”.
“To think that I’m associated with someone who has done something so terrible is horrible. I’m very lucky he didn’t kill me, ”she told the media.
The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has commissioned an independent investigation into how Fuller got away with his crimes.
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid told the BBC the NHS has written to all trusts asking for access to the morgue and post-mortem activists to be examined.
Several British lawmakers, including MP Greg Clark, who is the representative for the constituency that contains the hospital where Fuller worked, have called for a public inquiry into how the abuse was authorized.
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