The daughter of Soham murderer Ian Huntley wants to know the ‘truth about what happened’.
Samantha Bryan, 25, has written a letter, asking for a face-to-face meting with her father - who was given two life sentences after the bodies of two schoolgirls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, were found in a ditch in Suffolk in 2002.
His girlfriend Maxine Carr, a teaching assistant, received a three-and-a-half year sentence, for conspiring to pervert the course of justice by providing a false alibi for her boyfriend.
Samantha, who lives in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, told The Sun: “I have written to my biological father Ian Huntley and asked to meet him for the first time.
“I’m begging him to find the courage to finally tell the truth.
“I have asked to meet face to face so he can tell me in his own words.”
She explained: “I have been haunted by the death of Holly and Jessica.
“I’ve had counselling and it has affected everything from my jobs to relationships. I have suffered constant nightmares.
“People still stop me in the street and say, ‘Your father is a monster’ or ‘I know who your dad is’, so by meeting him I have nothing to lose.
“He has become a bogeyman, like the Yorkshire Ripper or Fred West.
“But you have to confront your demons.”
Samantha's letter, which was sent to her father, reads: “If my existence means anything to you, I’m pleading with you to finally reveal the whole truth about the murders of Holly and Jessica. It’s time that everyone was given some peace.”
The daughter says that she just wants 'him to tell the truth' to the families of Holly and Jessica.
“I feel the deepest sadness caused by knowing that their families have never been given the truth. I hope that he will find it within his heart to open up. I want to know what he’d say when I sit in front of him, to be given that chance,” she added.
“Nothing can ever change what has happened. There is absolutely no forgiveness at all.
“But because he has suffered health problems and I’ve read about attacks in prison, I fear he may take his secrets to the grave, like the Yorkshire Ripper or Myra Hindley.”
Huntley is currently serving out his sentence in HMP Frankland in Durham, and will not be considered for release until he is 68.Featured Image Credit: ITV/Loose Women