Speedboat killer victim ‘could have been thrown in the water before the crash’

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Speedboat killer victim ‘could have been thrown in the water before the crash’, family claim in new documentary as they break silence on his death

  • New documentary reveals victim Charlotte Brown, 24, may have been ‘thrown’ overboard before boat crashed
  • Jack Shepherd killed Miss Brown after running drunk along the Thames and overturning the boat
  • Mr Shepherd married someone else just a day after police questioned him
  • Was eventually jailed for manslaughter for six years in 2019










According to a documentary, the victim of speedboat killer Jack Shepherd could have been ‘thrown’ into the water before crashing.

Charlotte Brown, 24, died after Shepherd ran drunk along the Thames and overturned her boat – before going on the run.

He was eventually jailed for manslaughter after the Daily Mail found his asshole in Georgia in 2019. Now police and Miss Brown’s family have revealed she could have gone down the drain even before the accident happen.

It can also be revealed that Shepherd – a self-proclaimed Casanova who bought his speedboat to ‘shoot women’ – got married to someone else just a day after police questioned him about the accident that killed Miss Brown, of Clacton, Essex.

She died in December 2015 after going on a first date with web designer Shepherd, who got her drunk and dined at a restaurant in The Shard before trying to woo her with a trip past the Houses of Parliament in his faulty speedboat. He claimed he must have hit a log before capsizing in the dark.

Charlotte Brown, 24, died after Shepherd (centre) ran drunk along the Thames and overturned her boat – before fleeing

Shepherd, 31, from Exeter, was rescued and Miss Brown died. He was heard shouting to rescuers “help me” rather than “us”. Now a new ITV documentary has collected fresh witness evidence. In the show, Detective Superintendent Chris Davis reveals a witness who saw the boat before the crash.

He said: ‘She remembered looking from her apartment and only saw Jack Shepherd in the boat. She thought he was looking over [the] side of the boat. She couldn’t see Charlotte.

Miss Brown’s father Graham said: ‘In my mind there is a real possibility that something horrible and tragic happened in Charlotte before the boat hit the pier. Maybe they had a fight. And then maybe she fell.

Her distraught mum Roz said: ‘I am adamant Charlotte has already been thrown out of the boat. My conviction is that he organized the accident.

Shepherd, 31, from Exeter, was rescued and Miss Brown (pictured) died  He was heard screaming for rescuers

Shepherd, 31, from Exeter, was rescued and Miss Brown (pictured) died He was heard shouting to rescuers “help me” rather than “we”

It can now be revealed that the day after Shepherd’s second police interview on February 8, 2016, he married his childhood sweetheart.

It was nine weeks after the accident. The killer and his wife had a baby, born less than a year after the death of business consultant Miss Brown.

Shepherd fled in March 2018, ahead of his trial at the Old Bailey. He was sentenced to six years’ absence.

  • The Speedboat Killer: The Killing of Charlotte Brown airs tonight and Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
In the programme, Detective Superintendent Chris Davis reveals a witness who saw the boat (pictured) before the crash

In the programme, Detective Superintendent Chris Davis reveals a witness who saw the boat (pictured) before the crash

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