the killing had taken place .Harker confided to a psychiatrist that
he chopped up his victim and ate part of her body with
pasta and cheese. Harker, who has the words "Subhuman" and
"Disorder" tattooed on his scalp, claimed he strangled
mother-of-four Julie Paterson with her tights after he
"got bored" during a sex session. He told psychiatrists he
then had sex with her before chopping off her head and
limbs, slicing flesh from her thigh, skinning it and
The 6 foot 5 inches tall unemployed killer bragged about
his cannibal feast and claimed to be a serial killer.
After Julie's death he boasted that he had killed two
other people, one a tramp in the North East.
The moment when police
found the missing women's torso is vividly recalled by
Detective Inspector Ian Phillips, who tells of waiting for
first light to investigate a sack found in the undergrowth
in a residential area of Darlington.
Harker admitted to the manslaughter of
32 year-old Julie Paterson, on the grounds of diminished
For years Harker fantasized about becoming a "notorious
Witnesses told detectives he "avidly viewed" films about
serial killers and read books on them. He boasted to
friends that he "wanted to kill someone" and had erotic
fantasies about mutilating bodies.
Judge Mr Justice Bennett
jailed Harker with a recommendation that he serve at least
14 years before any parole is considered.
Darlington police visit
Harker in prison, they are still looking for the missing
body parts and want to conclude this investigation.
Reported to MURDERUK
by an anonymous person, that it was in fact garlic butter
and not cheese, also that the body part he ate was the
Reported to MURDERUK
CID didn't find Julies torso. I did!!! I was on duty as
night shift police dog handler. I was sent to search areas
in Darlington for Julie a missing person. My police dog
'Tyler,' a German shepherd located her body. I notified
supervision who alerted CID. I however was not sure what I
had found at that time, as it was simply a human torso.
Police dog handler David Davies
5th March 2009, It
has been reported to this website that Harker is
refusing visitors, and has threatened to kill and eat
his brother if he attempts to visit.