A drifter has been jailed for life for murdering Katelyn Parker – and then driving around with her body in the boot of his car.
Dad-of-four Lee Nolan, 48, was known to people in Heywood, Greater Manchester, as a harmless eccentric who lived a nomadic, happy-go-lucky lifestyle.
He travelled about Europe, sleeping in a tent, getting by on odd bits of gardening work he picked up, the Manchester Evening News reports .
But in August last year, apparently after a petty slight, he snuffed out the life of a happy young woman in her prime – and began boasting he was a serial killer.
In a statement at the time of her death, Miss Parker’s loved ones paid tribute, saying: “Katelyn was a loving and special person.
“She saw the best in everybody and was happiest when spending time with her friends and family.
“Katelyn was a vibrant and sociable young woman