EastEnders: Severed head found in canal where Gemma McCluskie’s torso was found
However, Gemma’s body had been mutilated after her death, and at the time, police were unable to locate her head, despite an extensive search using specialist divers.
But today, the Daily Star reports that police have recovered a severed head from the canal after a member of the public reported making the grisly find.
A police spokesman said of the latest find, “We can confirm that a head was recovered from Regent’s Canal yesterday afternoon. It is still yet to be identified.”
Gemma – who played the role of Kerry Skinner in EastEnders in 2001 – had been missing for a week before it was established that she had been murdered…
The last known sighting of Gemma alive was at the home she shared with her brother Tony McCluskie, in Pelter Street, Hackney. Within days, Tony was arrested on suspicion of her murder. The case goes to trial on November 12.
At the time of her disappearance, several of Gemma’s EastEnders co-stars made appeals for information regarding her whereabouts, and when her body was found, Dean Gaffney – who played the role of Robbie Jackson and who starred in a number of scenes with Gemma – said he was “utterly devastated” to learn the sad news.
However, in the days following the discovery of Gemma’s dismembered torso, internet trolls posted vile messages on pages set up to remember the actress.
At the time, The Sun reported, “Another [message] mocking the horrific chopping-up of her body was deleted last night after inquiries by The Sun, which has waged a campaign against internet trolls.”
No matter how much misery there is in the world, there’s always someone just waiting to make it worse isn’t there?