The brother of one of infamous Notting Hill serial killer John Christie’s victims is calling for her body to be exhumed from a cemetery in Chelsea.
Peter Mylton-Thorley says his sister Beryl Evans, who was killed with her one-year-old daughter Geraldine by Christie at one of the most notorious addresses in British crime - Rillington Place - was laid to rest among Catholic graves at Gunnersbury Cemetery despite being Jewish.
He is now appealing to the Archbishop of Westminster to grant his request.
Just a teenager at the time of her death in 1949, the 82-year-old pleading for her remains to be reburied properly with him when he dies, and has appealed to the Archbishop of Westminster to grant his request.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mirror , he says: “It has been 67 years and I haven’t got long left.
“All I want is to be buried with my sister. It would be wonderful to have that closure.”
Christie murdered at least eight woman 1943 and 1953, including his wife Ethel, while living at 10 Rillington Place, and a critically-acclaimed BBC drama starring Tim Roth as the serial killer is currently airing.
Mrs Evans had moved into the top floor flat in Rillington Place in Easter 1948 with her husband Timothy, before their daughter was born in October that year.
Late in 1949, Mr Evans told police his wife and child had died. At first he claimed that Christie had killed his wife in a botched abortion operation - because that was what Christie had told him.
But under intense police questioning he later confessed, before withdrawing the admission and again accused Christie.
During the trial into the baby’s murder, Christie was a principal witness for the Crown and gave evidence denying Mr Evans’ accusations. He was found guilty and hanged on March 9 1950 but has since been posthumously pardoned.
Mr Mylton-Thorley stayed in the same building were Mr and Mrs Evans lived, and the Christies.
“If Beryl wasn’t in I would wait for her. Christie would invite me in and sit playing cards,” he said. “Ethel would give me a cup of tea and a sticky bun.”
He was working in New Zealand when his sister and niece were killed and says his family were never told about her funeral.
It was only in 2003 that he and his wife Lea discovered they had been put in a pauper’s grave.
He said: “It broke my heart when I found out. Geraldine is buried with her. Beryl is on the top because the police exhumed her twice before.”
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