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Carole Packman’s father could be liberated from prison

  • Russell Causley killed his wife Carole Packman in Bournemouth in 1985
  • He claimed she left him and ran away, withdrawal a note to their daughter
  • Was investigated by military for a apart word rascal 11 years later
  • Police non-stop murder case, found him guilty in 1996 though anticipating body  

Charlie Moore For Mailonline

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A convicted torpedo during a centre of a 30-year murder poser is being deliberate for release notwithstanding not revelation what he did with his wife’s body.

Russell Causley claimed Carole Packman left him and ran divided when she left from their family home in Bournemouth in 1985.

But after being investigated by military for a apart word rascal 11 years later, Causley was convicted of her murder notwithstanding Ms Packman’s physique never being found.

Russell Causley
Russell Causley

Carole Packman
Carole Packman

Carole Packman (right) left from her family home in Bournemouth in 1985 and her father Russell Causley (left) claimed she left him and ran away

The events were the theme of ‘a ‘Making A Murderer-style’ documentary on ITV called The Investigator final summer.

After 3 decades of anguish, Causley finally ‘confessed’ to a murder final year when he suggested he set glow to Ms Packman’s physique before claiming he indeed buried her.

Causley, now 72, afterwards retracted his admission altogether and pronounced he was innocent. So after 32 years Ms Packman’s family still don’t know what happened to her.

Her anguished daughter, Samantha Gillingham, and grandson, Neil Gillingham, have done steady pleas for their disloyal father to make a full confession.

But their ongoing anguish has been compounded by new news that a release discussion will take place in a entrance weeks.

They have prolonged campaigned for Causley to sojourn in jail until he tells them where he likely of a physique of Caroline Packman.

Mr Gillingham said: ‘He is personification games and to me it is totally baffling that he is going to get another release hearing.

Causley (pictured with his daughter) was convicted of Ms Packman's 1985 murder after being investigated by military for a apart word rascal in 1996
Causley (pictured with his daughter) was convicted of Ms Packman's 1985 murder after being investigated by military for a apart word rascal in 1996

Causley (pictured with his daughter) was convicted of Ms Packman’s 1985 murder after being investigated by military for a apart word rascal in 1996

Family photo: Carole Packman, Russell Causley and Samantha Gillingham in a 1980s
Family photo: Carole Packman, Russell Causley and Samantha Gillingham in a 1980s

Family photo: Carole Packman, Russell Causley and Samantha Gillingham in a 1980s

‘It will take months for a outcome to be announced while my mom and myself are ostensible to be usually removing on with a bland lives.

‘It is totally removal given it is formidable to consider about anything else.

‘He plays terrible games and his mindset has not altered given he initial went to prison. He seems to have some-more rights than we do.’

A TIMELINE OF THE MYSTERY 

1985 Veronica Packman goes blank from her home in Bournemouth

1996 Causley is jailed for dual years after perplexing to feign his possess genocide in word scam

1996 Police afterwards re-open box of his wife’s murder and Causley is convicted during Winchester Crown Court

2003 His self-assurance was quashed on appeal

2004 He was found guilty again during a retrial

2015 Causley’s daughter Samantha Gillingham begged for him exhibit a locale of her mother’s body

2017 She receives a minute observant he is theme to a release review 

 

Carole Packman, whose genuine name is Veronica, left from her home shortly after visiting a barrister presumably seeking recommendation about a divorce.

She apparently left a note for her daughter, afterwards 16, observant she had left and wanted no serve hit with a family.

Mrs Gillingham found her mother’s clothes, trinket and Rolex watch still in a bedroom and her favourite red dusk dress had been deliberately ripped. 

Former wiring operative Causley had altered his mistress, Patricia Causley, into their family home underneath a feign that she indispensable somewhere to stay. 

He afterwards altered his surname to a same as his partner by help poll.  

But 11 years later, Causley was jailed for dual years after he attempted to feign his possess genocide in a boating collision in a million-pound word scam for that he was given a two-year jail sentence.

The rascal box stirred military to demeanour into a disappearance of his mother and he was subsequently charged with murder.

The landmark hearing during Winchester Crown Court in 1996 saw him turn one of a initial people in a UK ever to be convicted of murder though a physique being found.

Causley’s self-assurance was quashed on interest in 2003 though he was found guilty again during a retrial in 2004. 

While in prison, Causley confessed to 3 inmates that he had killed his wife. He is also pronounced to have told one that he gassed her before dissolving her physique in acid.

He afterwards done serve admissions in Aug final year, during that time Mrs Gillingham and her family were given wish that he would tell them everything, in sell for being altered to a lower-category jail though he remained silent.

Murderer: Russell Causley graphic with his former mother Carol and daughter Samantha
Murderer: Russell Causley graphic with his former mother Carol and daughter Samantha

Murderer: Russell Causley graphic with his former mother Carol and daughter Samantha

She has now perceived a minute from a Probation Service saying: ‘I am essay to surprise we that a above named delinquent (Russell Causley) is theme to a serve release review.’

It goes on to contend that Causley’s trial officer will suggest he sojourn behind bars during HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire.

Speaking about when she begged for her outrageous father to exhibit a locale of her mother’s body, Mrs Gillingham said: ‘It is my father who approached us to speak, we responded to listen to what he has to say, usually for him to cancel 4 days before.

‘I am seeking for help; we need to ask once again if there is anything that someone knows, who has not formerly come brazen for whatever reason – greatfully rethink on your silence.’   


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