That the murder of Daniel Morgan remains unsolved is a national disgrace. New Scotland Yard wasted £140 million thus far, on trying to fit up innocent men such as Jonathan Rees of “Southern Investigations” yet are niggardly over paying £3.9 million compensation.
Who murdered Morgan, and why? Goggzilla will look initially at the more wayward Metropolitan Police theories and suspects. Bear in mind that the killer was in “The Met” hence the misuse of Rees as a decoy duck. The following half dozen were not in the police. As to motives, only two stand out, the “jealous husband” theory and some connection to drugs.
David Bray. No evidence emerges that Bray was the axe wielder. Bray had no motive. Nor was he in the police.
Andrew Docherty. Approached by venal cop, ex Det Ch Supt David Cook, Docherty was not the killer either. An increasingly desperate plod tried to persuade Docherty to frame Rees, but to no avail.
MUS. Anonymized. A gangland figure. Drugs may have been the reason Morgan was murdered, but not the “Miami Vice” theory, touted now solely by Jukes, and his half Jamaican, fellow ex psychiatric patient. Bryan Madagan and all other serious commentators, who knew Morgan, agree that the “mega pay off” was a fantasy.
Kenneth Noye. A high ranking known criminal, would he risk everything to kill a small time private investigator? Very unlikely, though having a notorious profile Noye is discounted.
PHI. Anonymized for legal reasons. A common name, perhaps he was in the police at the time, however, thus far, nothing to link him in anything other than the most tenuous way to the murder.
SHO. Anonymized for legal reasons. Here, the Metropolitan Police grasped at straws. Adultery? Cuckoldry?
Tomorrow, the final six. Why New Scotland Yard ensured one of their own got away.