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Conrad Wright, the father of 'Suffolk Strangler' Steve Wright, died on January 18 aged 84 after suffering two heart attacks over several months.
He had not seen his son, killer Steve Wright, for years.
Wright, then 49, was convicted of murdering Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29, after a trial at Ipswich Crown Court in 2008.
After killing them, he dumped some of their bodies in streams and arranged some of the corpses of his victims in the pose of a crucifix in further sickening abuse.
He was described in court as having taken "pleasure" in his work.
Conrad spoke to a friend of how desperate he had been to speak to his son before he died, to understand why he went on the rampage.
The former RAF corporal spoke of the torment over his son’s actions, saying he felt responsible for bringing his son into the world.
He told The Sun: "You feel sort of responsible in a way – you brought the boy on to the Earth – and if it weren’t for you, he wouldn’t have been there, and if he weren’t here, they wouldn’t be killed, would they?"
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Conrad believed that speaking with his son might have given him some sense of why he chose to act as he did.
"I want to finally speak to him about what happened. I want to confront him. I just want answers," he said.
"He's written us out of his life – which means he must have a guilty conscience.
"If he was innocent, he would have made contact. He'd want to say he was innocent.
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"About six years ago I threw out all the things I had around that were to do with Steve. But I'd still like to speak to him. I've tried but it's all been refused."
The victims were all vulnerable young women, many of whom had struggled with drug addiction and turned to sex work to finance it.
Most of their families were not fully aware of their circumstances.
Steve Wright was given a whole life term in prison, a rare sentence in the UK. This means that there is no minimum term, and he will never be considered for release.
He will likely die in prison.
- Serial Killers
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