1946~Jul. 15, 1951
5 yrs. old
On Jul. 15, 1951, Straffen went to the cinema, on his own. His route took him past 1 Camden Crescent in Bath, where Brenda Goddard, 5, lived with her foster parents. According to Straffen's later statement to the police, he saw Brenda gathering flowers and offered to show her a better place. He lifted Brenda over a fence into a copse, after which she fell and hit her head on a stone. She was unconscious, and he strangled her.