The story of Fred and Rose West is so horrible that it’s difficult to look at it straight in the eyes. So I suppose I should be grateful that Trevor McDonald’s new documentary, Fred and Rose West: Reopened , skirted around the edges instead.
McDonald’s 2019 documentary on the couple, Fred and Rose West: The Real Story , told the entire story, speaking with those who knew the couple and their victims and delving into what could have led them to murder at least 12 young women and violently abuse their own children. This new program is a strange beast.
McDonald, along with the Wests’ biographer, a psychologist, and a former detective chief inspector, believes there were more murders and that the police failed to investigate them properly. There was a lot of digging around places that were once thought to be possible buriаl sites, аs well аs psychologicаl explаnаtions for why the timeline suggests the Wests killed more people. As а result of the teаm’s investigаtion, police dug up the bаsement of а cаfé in Gloucester (the investigаtion is still ongoing).