True crime series. Emilia Fox and leading criminologist Professor David Wilson investigate famous unsolved murder cases. Together they use the latest forensic science and criminological research to shed new light on these troubling crimes and look for new leads that the original investigations may have missed. On a cold November night in 1967 teenage RAF servicewoman Rita Ellis was murdered in a brutal attack, and her body was found by a dog walker near to her base. Despite a number of leads the police have never managed to catch Rita’s murderer and with a case that’s 53 years old, Emilia and David have a challenge tracking down witnesses, other potential victims and a suspect.
In The Footsteps of Killers: The Murder of Rita Ellis – Wednesday 10pm on Channel 4