A sick killer who cut off his wife’s body and hid it near Mercy Side could be free in months.
Mitchell Coy, 46, strangled his wife and mother of two, Lynsey Quy, to death in 1998 before his limbs disintegrated.
Psychopath then tried to deceive the police by making dozens of media appeals – including in a documentary.
He told police that Lancey had left his home in Southport on December 16, 1998 and had disappeared.
Quy spent 18 free months before the police uncovered the lie and confessed to the horrific murder.
The monster revealed that he had strangled Lance, dismembered his body and – with the help of his brother Elliott – hid his remains around Southport, Mercy Side.
Koi was sentenced to life in prison in January 2001, and Elliott was sentenced to seven years in prison for helping to dispose of his body.
Lynsey’s head and hands were never recovered.
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But his body was found by police near a roller coaster in South Port Pleasureland, Merseyside.
A day later, his arms and legs were found thrown into the bushes near a railway line.
Quy has twice been denied parole hearing but was recently transferred from Category A to Category B jail.
The Sun may indicate that it is currently housed in an HMP garrison in Leicestershire.
Despite the anger of Lynsey’s troubled family, Quy appeared before the parole board in May.
A spokesman for the Parole Board said: “We can confirm that the Secretary of State for Justice has sent a review of Mitchell Coe’s parole to the Parole Board and he is following the standard procedure.
“The parole board’s decisions are entirely focused on what threat the detainee may pose to the public upon release and whether this threat is manageable in the community.
“A panel will scrutinize a wide range of evidence, including details of the actual crime, and any evidence of a change in behavior, as well as the damage done to the victims of the crime and its effects.”
“Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports up to the oral hearing.
Evidence from witnesses, including probation officers, psychiatrists and psychologists, prison watchdogs and the victim’s personal statements are then heard.
“Prisoners and witnesses are then interrogated at length during the hearing, which often lasts a day or more.
“Parole reviews are conducted thoroughly and with the utmost care. Public safety is our top priority.”
Koi was originally scheduled for a parole hearing on June 21, 2021, but was postponed because the panel needed more time to gather all the evidence.
The parole board should take about six weeks to make a decision.
I just want to thank all the people who have supported us by sharing and signing the petition, which we believe was the last time he was jailed for parole.
If Quy is granted parole, there is a three-week period when the decision is temporary.
This is to allow the victim’s family or the Secretary of State for Justice to ask the board to reconsider the decision if they feel it is unreasonable or procedurally unfair.
The decision will be ratified in July.
The original decision to grant Mitchell a parole hearing in June last year sparked outrage.
Writing on Facebook, Lynsey’s family predicted he was “very likely” to be released.
A family member said: “We have a parole hearing on June 17 which will be decided or not. [Quy] Is released from prison.
“We, as a family, are convinced that his release is very likely this time around.”
‘Wait and find’
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Thousands of people supported the family in their passionate fight to keep the killer ex-husband behind bars, and in 2017 he received more than 7,500 signatures on a request to deny him parole.
In the TV show ‘Faking It: Tears of a Crime’ aired on Investigation Discovery in 2017, he is asked in a video: “Did you kill Lynsey?”
Someone shook his head and replied: “I will not answer it. I will not answer it because I do not need it.”
Pressured by the reporter to answer, he dismissed the question as “stupid” before adding in a cold tone: “Wait and find out.”
Mitchell was working as a former casino partner.
He brutally told his two children that their “mummy had run away but would be back soon.”
Someone even brazenly claimed that the former barmaid had run away with another man.
How can you get help?
The following is advice for Women’s Aid victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone close.
- Contact charities for help, including the Women’s Aid Live Chat Helpline and services such as the Support Line.
- Call 999 if you are in danger.
- Instead of dialing “55”, introduce yourself to the silent solution, reporting abuse without turning off the phone.
- Always keep some money with you, including pay phone or bus fare changes.
- If you suspect that your partner is about to attack you, try to move to a lower risk area of the home – for example, where there is an exit and access to the telephone.
- Avoid kitchens and garages where knives or other weapons are likely to be found. Avoid rooms where you get stuck, such as the bathroom, or where you may be confined to a closet or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, the support line is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open on weekends and weekends during crises – [email protected]
Provides support for women a Live chat service – Available on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm and on weekends from 10am to 6pm.
You can also call the free 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.