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​Police Officer Describes Moment He Found Murder Victim After Killer Dragged Body In Bin

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​Police Officer Describes Moment He Found Murder Victim After Killer Dragged Body In Bin

A police officer has recalled the harrowing moment he found a woman's body after a killer dragged her down the street in a bin, having spoken out about the case in a new Discovery+ documentary.

DSI Andy Cribbin led the investigation into the murder of Lindsay Birbeck, 47, who left her home in Accrington in August 2019 for a walk in the nearby woods.

The mother-of-two was attacked by 16-year-old Rocky Marciano Price, who crushed her neck and then tried to cut her body up, before dragging her body to a graveyard in a wheelie bin.

It wasn't until 12 days later that Lindsay's body was found by a dog walker in a shallow grave, having been buried in a secluded area near a railway line.

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DSI Cribbin, described the grim discovery in a recent episode of Discovery + documentary, Britain's Deadliest Kids.

DSI Andy Cribbin. Credit: Discovery+
DSI Andy Cribbin. Credit: Discovery+

According to The Sun, he said: "Lindsay's body had been naked but it had been wrapped in some plastic sheeting. In between Lindsay's body and plastic sheeting was foliage.

"There was grass present within the sheeting that wasn't actually within the area of the cemetery. That showed us the body had been transported from elsewhere.

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"A number of people had noticed a wheelie bin in the cemetery, which was unusual. It had been seen in the area Lindsay's body had been recovered."

CCTV footage not only showed the teenager hauling the blue wheelie bin through residential streets towards the cemetery in broad daylight, but also the return visits he made to the grave.

It was eventually Price's parents who turned him in, taking their son - who has autism - to a police station after the footage was released.

Rocky Marciano Price. Credit: Lancashire Police
Rocky Marciano Price. Credit: Lancashire Police
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He was sentenced last August at Preston Crown Court, where he was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 16 years - minus 348 days he had already served in custody.

In the documentary, Birbeck's husband Tim expressed how shocked he was about the killer's age.

He said: "Even myself, I went '16 years old? My daughter is 17, he's younger than my children'."

DSI Cribbin added: "Rocky, in my mind, is a very dangerous young man.

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"He stalked two women during that afternoon, and having been unsuccessful in stalking one lady, within a short period of time he attacks and murders Lindsay. I believe he's dangerous.

"The only person who can tell us what his motive was is Rocky, and Rocky hasn't done so."

Featured Image Credit: Lancashire Police

Topics: Police, UK News, News, Documentary

Jess Hardiman
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