Gordon Hay (1967)

By: Emily Avalos and Marissa Brinkley

Background Information

  • Person: Gordon Hay
  • Date: 1967
  • Linda Peacock went missing: August 6th, 1967
  • Found on: August 7th
  • Type of Crime: Murder
  • Hay's Age: 17 year old
  • He was never before convicted of crime


  • Targeted people were women and teenage girls
  • Deep bite mark on Linda's breast
  • Linda found in graveyard
  • Bashed on head and strangled from behind


  • Hay had a strong alibi
  • Trial Date: Feb. 26, 1968
  • Local people spotted people near murder spot and one person heard a girl scream
  • Result: Found Guilty
  • First person in UK to be convicted by dentistry
  • Since under 18 he was not aloud to be convicted of real crime and was sentenced to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.
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