Two years after the Yorkshire Ripper passed away from COVID, a buddy fulfilled one of the serial killer’s last desires by scattering his ashes on Lanzarote.
The lady, who frequently visited the ripper, actually named Peter Sutcliffe, traveled to the Canary Islands with his ashes in an urn and dropped them into the Atlantic.
Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 people and attempted to kill seven more, had requested that his pal disperse his ashes “somewhere nice and sunny” so that he might be in a “better and happier place,” according to The Sun.
She traveled to the Spanish island this week for a vacation, and when she arrived, she took his leavings to a rocky cove close to the Playa de los Pocillos beach, which is a destination favorite for British vacationers.
In November 2020, Sutcliffe, who was 74 years old, passed away from COVID. Before his arrest in January 1981, he had hardly ever left the country.
His unnamed buddy stated: “I made a promise to Peter to scatter his ashes somewhere nice and sunny while I was on my travels.”
“I know people will think it is appalling, but as far as I’m concerned I was carrying out the wishes of a dying old man… It was a nice moment and, at the end, I was engulfed by a wave which I felt like was Peter acknowledging it.”
However, the ceremony was described as “shocking and repulsive” by the son of Emily Jackson, who was killed by Sutcliffe in 1976.
Former roofer, Neil Jackson, stated: ‘His remains should have been chucked down a drain or sent to the local council tip.’
Between 1975 and 1980, over the course of a five-year killing spree, Sutcliffe killed 13 women and attempted to kill seven more.
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He received a 20-year term in prison in 1981, and in 2010 the punishment was changed to a whole-life order.
Over the course of their five-year inquiry, police spoke with him no fewer than nine times but still didn’t find out that he was the killer.
He frequently targeted Leeds and Bradford sex prostitutes with his usage of their services.
Police ultimately arrested Sutcliffe in Sheffield in 1981 for using fake license plates.
At that time, he admitted to the murders. He passed away in November 2020 at the age of 74 because of COVID.