Category Archives: Off the Map

Off the Map: Gregory Peake

Blog Category: Off the Map

The death of 26 year-old Gregory Peake in Shoreditch in March 2017 was initially investigated as a murder. Two months later the Homicide and Major Crime Command announced that the death was no longer being treated as suspicious. As a result … Continue reading

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Off the Map: Zbigniew Michniewicz

Blog Category: Off the Map

The death of Zbigniew Michniewicz in December 2013 was originally treated as a murder after a postmortem revealed evidence of an assault. Five suspects were arrested on suspicion of murder but nobody was ever charged with causing the death and … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The case of Dean Reddy

Blog Category: Off the Map

We added the case of 25 year-old Dean Reddy after detectives arrested his father on suspicion of murder. Since then police have said they are no longer treating the death as suspicious and revealed that further tests established the cause … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The case of Jayden Wray

Blog Category: Off the Map

This week it was reported that the parents of Jayden Wray had been cleared by the High Court of all responsibility for the death of their son. As a result we have decided to remove the case from the map … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The case of James Smith

Blog Category: Murdermap, Off the Map

On the morning of December 4, 2010, the body of 28 year-old James Smith was found at an electricity substation near Penge West railway station in south London. The postmortem revealed he had been electrocuted. A murder investigation was launched … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The death of Charles Bunyasi

Blog Category: Murdermap, Off the Map, The Justice System

The recent death of Charles Bunyasi began as a murder investigation but will now ‘drop off the map’. Why? Because it no longer counts as a homicide. Mr Bunyasi (right) was run over by his own van after it was … Continue reading

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Off the Map: The tragic case of Mahesh Mehta

Blog Category: Murdermap, Off the Map, The Justice System

One of the most common complaints about the justice system is that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Either the sentence is too lenient or the law fails to reflect the seriousness of an offence. The death of 55 year-old … Continue reading

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