Double killer Andrew Innes was probed by Interpol to see if there was anything linking him to crimes abroad, Police Scotland has confirmed. Evil Innes was convicted at Edinburgh High Court this week of the brutal murders of Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year-old daughter Jellica in 2021.
The 52-year-old attacked Bennylyn with a hammer and stabbed her with a samurai sword before murdering the child a few days later at his home in Dundee and burying both bodies under his kitchen floor. He also sexually abused Jellica and raped another child at his Troon Avenue address between February 20 and March 5, 2021.
Sick Innes had lived abroad during his life, notably in Japan and the USA, where he worked as a computer games designer. And Police Scotland has told the Scottish Daily Express it worked with agencies abroad to see if there was anything to link him to any other crimes.
It comes as one police source told the Scottish Express it would be “unusual” if Innes had not committed other, sexual crimes. However, a spokesman for the force said they had found nothing thus far to suggest he had carried out similar offences.
He said: “We worked closely with Interpol and a range of international law enforcement agencies on this inquiry, but found no evidence of further offending against any other women or children.”
An insider told us it would be “standard” for officers to see if there was anyone who had “went missing in similar circumstances”. They said people who knew Innes would likely be spoken to and they would review “where he has worked and stayed, and crimes in those areas”.
They added: “It’s unusual to for that to be a one-off. Usually, with someone of that age and that type of crime, there have probably been previously unreported sexual crimes.”
Detective Chief Inspector Graham Smith of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team described Innes as the “most depraved” killer Scotland has seen for at least 30 years. It is understood jurors were offered counseling after sitting through the harrowing evidence.
Innes was born on a military base in Germany as Andrew O’Hara in 1970. The entire family later changed their name to Innes and when not living in Europe, they were based in a village 16 miles south of Derby, according to the Dundee Courier.
A keen computer game fan, he moved to Dundee at the age of 24 when he got a job with world-renowned DMA Design. He went on to enjoy a successful career and worked on games such as FIFA Soccer.
He developed a love of Japan and moved there in 2013 after he married Ryoko Nagashima. The couple had three children and also stayed in California for a period before returning to Scotland, but the relationship broke down around 2019. Innes claimed she had not settled in Scotland or the USA.
Chillingly, a psychiatrist told the court Bennylyn, who was originally from the Philippines, reminded Innes of previous partners he “held resentment towards” and he became “uncontrollably angry at her”. Bennylyn’s family was in court to hear the verdict and said afterwards: “Bennylyn had bright ideas and big dreams.
“She bravely left home to seek a better future in a country far away. Instead, she found the worst cruelty we could ever imagine at the hands of someone she trusted.”
Source: Scottish Daily ExpressCategories: News