Steven Wright, the man who stands accused of murdering five prostitutes in eastern England is due to re-appear in court today. Wright, who has been identified by British media as a 48-year-old forklift truck driver, made a brief court appearance on 22 December. The investigation is ongoing, with many important questions apparently unanswered – not least the issue of what could have motivated the killer.
The five women, who were all sex workers in the town of Ipswich, were aged between 19 and 29 years old, and were believed to be drug users. Detectives are trying to find out where they were murdered and how their bodies were transported to the spots where they were found. Finally, establishing the cause of death is also proving problematic. One woman was asphyxiated, another died from compression to the neck, but other post mortems examinations were inconclusive.