THE unsolved murder of a Playboy Bunny from Warrington will be investigated in a new ITV true crime series.

Eve Stratford, aged just 22 and a model who worked at London’s Playboy Club, was found dead in east London on March 18, 1975, with her throat cut.

Born in Dortmund, Germany, she moved to England with her family and lived in Warrington before moving down south to the Leyton area of London.

While investigating police did compile a list of 16 suspects, DNA evidence did not match.

Advances in technology in July 2006 discovered that the same DNA was found on the body of 16-year-old schoolgirl Lynne Weedon, who died after being attacked and raped in an alleyway in Hounslow, west London, six months later on September 3 – linking the murders.

Now, the case of Stratford will be investigated in a new series, entitled The Playboy Bunny Murder, with the first episode to air on ITV1 on Monday at 9pm.

ITV crews recently completed filming for the series in the graveyard at Christ Church in Padgate, where Eve is buried.

The series description states: “This brand-new ITV true crime series sees Marcel Theroux (brother of Louis Theroux) investigate a set of disturbing murders of young women that have remained unsolved since the 1970s, revealing a dark and violent side hidden beneath the wealth and glamour of London’s nightlife.

“The journalist and filmmaker’s long-standing interest in the brutal murders, which shocked the London he grew up in, led him to return to the killings of Eve Stratford, a Playboy Bunny who aspired to be a famous model, Lynda Farrow, a croupier with years of experience working in nighttime London, and Lynne Weedon, a schoolgirl whose whole life lay ahead of her.

“This two-part series aims to unravel the mystery through unrivalled and exclusive access to friends, colleagues and relatives of the victims who provide an intimate insight into their lives and personalities as well as archive material from the time.

“Marcel’s four-year hunt to shed light on who was responsible takes him back to that time, sees him try to track down police files, examine new breakthroughs and travel in search of key figures who have been linked to the case as he pursues the truth that has remained hidden for decades.”

Marcel said: “This is a story that has obsessed me for years. How could a serial killer kill multiple victims in 1970s London and remain unknown? What evidence was missed?

“What clues were the police of the time unable to make use of? As witnesses reach the ends of lives and memories fail, this might be the last chance to get justice for the three victims.”

John Farrar, chief creative officer at Future Studios, said: “These women are not just names or statistics. They were someone’s daughter, someone’s friend, someone’s partner.

"Marcel is not only on a mission to seek the truth, but to shine a light on those lives that were tragically cut short.”