Inside the Wests’ monstrous marriage and murders as final victim could emerge

Fred and Rose West are two of the most twisted and evil serial killers Britain has ever seen.

But it recently emerged the tale of the sick couple might not even be over – as their final victim’s remains could be unearthed.

Police are currently searching the Clean Plate Cafe in Gloucester for the body of missing teenager Mary Bastholm, 15, who disappeared in 1968.

She was last seen at a bus stop in Gloucester after finishing her shift at the cafe.

Fred reportedly admitted to killing her while on remand before his suicide in January 1995.

Police could be at the site for weeks.

Although the outcome is uncertain, it is again a reminder of how much misery the couple caused from their killing spree.

Between them they murdered at least 12 victims, including their children and Fred’s ex-wife.

Together they abducted, raped and murdered their victims before burying the bodies in their grisly home.

Before being killed they would lure them downstairs and carry out extreme acts of sexual violence and torture in their “horror dungeon”.

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They hid their bodies at their family home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, dubbed the House of Horrors.

The terrace house was later ripped down after the vicious murders, which were carried out between 1967 and 1987.

The Wests were finally arrested and charged for their crimes in 1994.

During the investigation, police found a number of mutilated female bodies in the garden and cellar of their home.

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Rose was convicted of 10 murders and is in prison serving a whole-life term.

Fred was charged with 11 murders but killed himself in prison in January 1995 before the case went to trial.

Although he had confessed to the killings Rose, 67, has always denied them.

How Fred and Rose met

Fred met Rose at Cheltenham Bus Station when he was 28 — she was just 15 at the time.

He was living in a caravan when they met, and within weeks they started dating. Rose also became a nanny to his children Charmaine and Anna Marie.

The couple married in secret in January 1972 before they moved to Cromwell Street, which later became the murder dungeon for their victims.

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Their victims

Anne McFall, who was the nanny of Fred and his first wife Rena Costello’s children, is thought to have been their first victim.

The 18-year-old was eight months pregnant when she went missing in July 1967, and Fred was believed to be the dad.

Her body was found in 1994 in a shallow grave in a cornfield, with her limbs severed and several of her bones missing.

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The next victim was eight-year-old Charmaine West, Fred’s daughter with his ex-wife.

Rose killed her in 1971 while Fred was in jail for petty theft.

Over the following years, they also killed lodger Lynda Gough, Fred’s ex Rena West, their own daughter Heather Ann West, and Carol Ann Cooper who they abducted.

Students Lucy Partington and Therese Siegenthaler, both 21, 15-year-old Shirley Hubbard and Juanita Mott, 18, were murdered by the couple too.

And Shirley Robinson, 18, and Alison Chambers, 16, also met a grisly end at the hands of the twisted couple.

Fred confessed to the killings but Rose has always denied them. She was sent to prison for life for her involvement in 10 of the murders, while Fred took his own life in jail.

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