New true crime series delves into brutal murder of 74-year-old Eulin Hastings

A new true crime series, set to premiere later this month, offers an exclusive look into a recent South London murder investigation.

Secrets Of A Murder Detective, which starts on March 20, looks into the Eulin Hastings case, a 74-year-old woman who was murdered by serial burglar Aaron Fyle. 

Ms Hastings’ body was found on January 10, 2017 after a neighbour noticed smoke coming from her home and called the London Fire Brigade.

The retired midwife was pronounced dead at the scene. After putting out the fire, firefighters noticed the house was showing signs of having been burgled.

Eulin’s bedroom had been ransacked, in the living room a coffee table had been smashed and a knife was found on the floor.

A post-mortem found the cause of death to be a traumatic head injury, and the number of injuries Ms Hastings received could not have happened from a fall. There was also no evidence that Ms Hastings had been breathing when the fire started.

Throughout the episode, former Scotland Yard Homicide Detective Inspector Steve Keogh explains how police enquiries resulted in Fyle being sentenced to 31 years in prison for Ms Hastings’ murder, three years later.

With 30 years of experience under his belt, Mr Keogh is opening up his contact books for the first time (Picture: True Crime)

With 30 years of experience under his belt, Mr Keogh is opening up his contact books for the first time to reveal the secrets of what it really takes to be a murder detective on the frontline.

Talking through a different murder in each episode, the series will feature cases including the 2013 murder of 17-year-old Champion Ganda, and Dena Thompson, known in the British press as ‘The Black Widow’ who killed her second husband with a poisoned curry on his birthday.

Mr Keogh said: “As a detective, I rarely saw TV programmes that reflected what it’s really like to investigate murders. In Secrets of a Murder Detective, I want to give viewers a unique insight into the work that is carried out and the challenges faced to bring killers to justice.”

Secrets of a Murder Detective will premiere on TRUE CRIME on March 20 at 10pm and will also be available to stream on Watch Free UK.

Pictured top: Scotland Yard Homicide Detective Inspector Steve Keogh (Picture: TRUE CRIME)

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