Serial killer Peter Tobin cremated and dumped in sea after nobody claims body

Serial killer Peter Tobin has been cremated with his remains chucked into the sea after nobody stepped forward to claim him.

The twisted killer, who was jailed for the murder of a teenage girl and two young women, died whilst tied to a hospital bed on Saturday ( October 8).

Edinburgh City Council were forced to make arrangements for the unclaimed killer. He was cremated without a service on October 13, reports The Sunday Mail.

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Although he was convicted of three murders, cops believe he could have been linked to at least seven other murders or missing women cases in the last ten years.

Following a fall in August at HMP Edinburgh that led to a broken hip, he was taken to hospital where he remained until his death.

A source said: “After he died, this was dealt with quickly. Like serial killers Robert Black and Angus Sinclair, it was considered best that his remains were scattered in the sea.”

Officers cordoned off his cell in the aftermath of his death in order to search it, in the hope of finding new information or evidence that would connect him to other crimes.

There are also questions over how Tobin died as his death certificate, says that the cause of death is unascertained (pending investigations).

Those in the know have alleged that the serial killer was suffering from terminal cancer.

His death certificate named Tobin’s three ex-wives Margaret Mountney, Sylvia Jefferies and Cathy Wilson and his parents Daniel and Margaret Tobin.

His address was listed as 33 Stenhouse Road, the address of the prison in Edinburgh, and the Renfrewshire man was described as divorced and holding no job.

The responsibility for officially registering the death lay with a detective sergeant at Gayfield Police Office.

Tobin’s time of death was declared to be at 05.33am on October 8.

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The exact location of the cremation has not been revealed but some suspect that it may have taken place at the capital’s crematorium at Mortonhall.

Last month The Sunday Mail revealed a picture of Tobin on his deathbed in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

At this time he was said to have been refusing food and medication.

He was visited by Detectives on his deathbed to try to get the killer to reveal any information regarding other crimes but they had little success.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh city council said: “The remains of Peter Tobin were cremated in accordance with the requirements of Section 87 of the Burials and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.

“Ashes from the cremation were dispersed into the sea. The Council’s thoughts are with the victims of his crimes and their loved ones.”

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) yesterday declined to comment on the cremation of Tobin.

Tobin was serving three life sentences including that of the rape and murder of Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, whose body he hid under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.

The following year he was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Bathgate schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton. She had last been seen waiting at a bus stop in Redding, Falkirk, in 1991.

Her remains were unearthed by police officers who searched Tobin’s former home in Margate, Kent. Vicky’s body was discovered alongside that of a third victim, Dinah McNicol.

Dinah, 18, had not been seen since 1991 when she hitched a lift with a man, later identified as Tobin, after leaving a music festival in Hampshire.


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