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Murdertown S3 E3: Selsdon – The Murder of Tessa Howden

Murdertown podcast

Uncover a different perspective on the town where you live. Alongside the TV show, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us explores a brand new murder case in the Murdertown podcast.


On January 10, 1986, David Howden woke around 8am and went downstairs to make some tea.

Tessa was usually the first out of bed. She had started a job at the local 'Croydon Advertiser' in promotions, so when David noticed she wasn't up, he went upstairs to check on her. He saw she wasn't in bed, but it was dark. So he made his way downstairs, but at the bottom, David realised something wasn't right, before going back up again.

Just inside her room, he saw her covers piled on the floor, and as he pulled them back, he found Tessa's body on the floor with something wrapped around her neck, covered in blood.

Murdertown is a Crime+Investigation original podcast hosted by Benjamin Fitton, written and researched by Anna Priestland, edited by Joel Porter, produced by Kim Sergeant and series produced by Sam Pearson. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.