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Man convicted of murder ‘obliterated’ girlfriend’s body and made necklace of her teeth

May 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Man convicted of murder ‘obliterated’ girlfriend’s body and made necklace of her teeth

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A British man was sentenced to life behind bars after he was convicted of killing and dismembering his girlfriend, and confessing to authorities that he made a necklace out of her teeth following the woman’s murder.

Police in Devon & Cornwall, England indicated in a press release that 33-year-old Dean Lowe was found guilty last week of killing his girlfriend, Kirby Noden, 32, last year.

The suspect had evidence of the murder in his residence for months and told family and friends that his girlfriend had left him for another man.

Last May, police were contacted by concerned family members of the victim, after they received “disturbing” messages from him on social media, indicating there had been a body on the floor which he had dismembered and placed into bins.

“Either I’m set up, or I’ve murdered Kirby. I had a blackout, hazy memory and woke up with a body on the floor. I am scared so I just got rid,” he said to his cousin, Sky News reported. “I put the body in the bins down the road. I remember the binmen finding the meat and didn’t know what it was. The carpet was lifted because of the body.”

When detectives searched Lowe’s residence, they discovered blood stained on the walls, a metal pole, and rock used to murder Noden, along with stains on the mattress that the man continued to sleep on.

Dried blood remained on Dean Lowe’s sweatshirt, according to police. (Devon and Cornwall Police)

He also admitted to authorities that he made a necklace out of the woman’s teeth.

“Miss Noden’s family have been put through hell with Lowe not disclosing where he disposed of Kirby’s body and denying all knowledge. Lowe added to their upset by insisting that Kirby was alive,” Detective Inspector Ian Ringrose announced in a statement. “We hope today’s verdict gives them comfort in the conclusion of the case and our thoughts and sympathies are with them.”

During Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, the judge believed that Lower showed the “opposite of remorse” with his consistent lying.

“You must have eaten, slept, watched TV and taken drugs next to [Ms Noden’s corpse] for several days, with two bull terriers in the room,” Mrs. Justice May stated. “You cut up what remained, wrapped some in the carpet and took the rest to the bins.”

Noden’s family were grateful to police for securing a conviction in the case.

“Dean Lowe has taken away something precious, and although we welcome this verdict and sentence, it will never replace our loss,” the family revealed in a statement.

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