Dr Alan Williams, the case's pathologist, stated that Bulger suffered so many injuries —42 in total— that none could be isolated as the fatal blow.Thompson and Venables laid Bulger across the railway tracks and weighted his head down with rubble, in the hope that a train would hit him and make his death appear to be an accident.At his eventual parole, Venables's psychiatrist, Dr Susan Bailey, reported that "visiting and revisiting the issue with Jon as a child, and now as an adolescent, he gives no account of any sexual element to the offence." The family of one boy, who was detained for questioning but subsequently released, had to flee the city due to threats by vigilantes.The breakthrough came when a woman, on seeing slightly enhanced images of the two boys on national television, recognised Venables, whom she knew had played truant with Thompson that day. The fact that the suspects were so young came as a shock to investigating officers, headed by Detective Superintendent Albert Kirby, of Merseyside Police.
Police suspected that there was a sexual element to the crime, since Bulger's shoes, socks, trousers and underpants had been removed.
– 12 February 1993) was a boy from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, who was murdered on 12 February 1993, at the age of two.
He was abducted, tortured and killed by two ten-year-old boys, Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982).
Bulger was led away from the New Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle whilst his mother took her eyes off him momentarily.
His mutilated body was found on a railway line 2.5 miles (4 km) away in Walton, Liverpool, two days after his murder.