David Fuller in police custody Photograph:( Twitter )
During a thorough search of Fuller's house, police had found he had filmed himself carrying out the attacks at the two mortuaries
David Fuller has admitted to scores of sex attacks on corpses in mortuaries in the worst case of necrophilia in the legal history of the UK.
The 67-year-old electrician pleaded guilty to murdering then sexually assaulting two women in 1987.
He stangled 25-year-old Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce, 20, in two separate attacks months apart in Kent, southeast England.
The ''prowler'' was caught following a DNA breakthrough by the police during the investigation.
During a thorough search of his house, they had found he had filmed himself carrying out the attacks at the two mortuaries.
Between 2008 and 2020, his victims included three children under the age of 18 and others older than 85.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service, Fuller admitted 51 other offences, including 44 charges relating to 78 identified victims in mortuaries.
''I have never come across anything like it, the numbers, the nature of offending, and I don't know anybody who has, be they police or other prosecutors,'' said senior CPS prosecutor Libby Clark.
"This was a man with a very, very dark secret."
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he had asked the health sector to review mortuary and post-mortem access in light of the findings.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary Priti Patel called the case "shocking" and said expressed her heartfelt sympathies for the families of the victims.
"The sickening nature of the crimes committed will understandably cause public revulsion and concern," she added.
Over 150 specialist family liaison officers have been tasked with visiting the victims' families. They will be given $2.0 million or £1.5 million as pay for bespoke support.
(With inputs from agencies)