Channel 4 are continuing with their true crime documentaries with Murder in the Car Park.
Throughout the course of three nights, we’ll learn about the complex case and true story of Daniel Morgan, who died in 1987.
The private investigator was killed in a car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south London. He was found with an axe embedded in his skull.
What happened to Daniel Morgan?
It’s currently unknown why Daniel Morgan was killed on 10th March 1987.
When his body was discovered, the PI had £1,000 in his pocket, ruling out the possible robbery motive.
It’s believed Morgan was looking into London drug networks as well as potential police corruption, according to the Channel 4 documentary, but nothing has ever been confirmed.
At the time, six men were arrested for his murder, but were later released.
The murder is still unresolved and has reportedly cost around £30 million in investigations. Morgan left behind a wife and two children.
Timeline of Daniel Morgan’s murder
10th March 1987 – Daniel Morgan goes for a drink with his Southern Investigations partner, Jonathan Rees, at the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham. He is killed on the same night and found in the pub’s car park with an axe in the back of his head.
April 1987 – Six men are arrested on suspicion of his murder. All six are released