The Trail Went Cold – Episode 280 – Peter Watts

January 18, 1976. Colwyn Bay, Wales. The family of 15-year old Peter Watts returns to their residence and discovers he has left behind a note to say that he went to see a friend. Ten hours later, Peter’s unconscious body is discovered on the Euston Road underpass in London over 250 miles away and he dies after being rushed to the hospital. While Peter’s injuries are consistent with a fall from a great height, his body and clothing appear to have been washed, suggesting that he was seriously injured at another location before someone placed his body on the underpass. While an inquest jury rules that Peter’s death was murder, there are no conclusive answers about who killed him or why he made a lengthy trip to London to begin with. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore a truly baffling mystery from the United Kingdom about a victim who wound up dead at a location they had no known connection to.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.