‘How did my daughter die?’: Mother of murdered Libby Squire wants to face-to-face chat with her depraved killer to ask what her ‘last words were’ and find out happened on night he took her life
The mother of a student who was raped and murdered on a night out three years ago has admitted she wants to have a face-to-face chat with her daughter’s killer so she can finally ‘get answers’.
Lisa Squire, 51, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, tragically lost her eldest daughter Libby in February 2019 when she was murdered by Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 26.
She has now revealed she finally feels strong enough to find out what happened during Libby’s final moments and wants to speak to the twisted killer in person.
The maternity ward nurse has been tormented by unanswered questions about her daughter’s death for three years and wants to ask Relowicz what her ‘last words were’.
Lisa Squire, 51, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, tragically lost her eldest daughter Libby (pictured) in February 2019 when she was murdered by Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 26
She has now revealed she feels strong enough to find out what happened during Libby’s final moments and wants to speak to the depraved killer in person. Pictured: Lisa and Russell Squire
Libby was targeted by Relowicz (pictured), who had a history of spying on female students and was on the prowl looking for a vulnerable victim
Mrs Squire said: ‘I’d like to sit at a table opposite him and have a cup of coffee with him. I really would.
‘I want to know what happened that night. I still don’t know what happened. What were Libby’s last words? How did she die? Did you hit her?’
Speaking to The Mirror, she added: ‘I want him to have to look at me.’
On the night she disappeared, Relowicz, a married father of two – who had carried out a string of other sexually-motivated crimes in the months leading up to his attack on Libby – had been searching for women to prey on.
Libby was a philosophy student in Hull and was last seen sitting on a park bench after becoming separated from her friends and refused entry in a nightclub in the early hours of February 1, 2019.
She was targeted by Relowicz, who had a history of spying on female students and was on the prowl looking for a vulnerable victim.
He lured her into his car and drove her to a nearby park, where he raped her before dragging her body to the freezing water of the River Hull. Her body was later discovered in the Hull estuary seven weeks after she went missing.
In February last year, Relowicz was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years and is currently behind bars at high-security HMP Wakefield.
Since Libby’s death, Mrs Squire has lobbied politicans for tougher measures on low-level sex offenders to prevent more serious crimes from being committed.
Mrs Squire, who also has three teenage children, previously urged people to report all non-contact ‘minor’ offences to the police in a bid to stop other twisted killers like Relowicz causing more misery.
Since Libby’s death, Mrs Squire has lobbied politicans for tougher measures on low-level sex offenders to prevent more serious crimes from being committed
She said: ‘I know Libby was flashed at, a few weeks or months before she died. It happened after a night out around November time. I’m not sure exactly when.
‘She told him to ‘p**s off’ basically, and berated him.
‘I said to her ‘you should really report it’ and she said “Oh mum, I gave him a mouthful and told him what a pathetic human being he was.” But she didn’t report it.
‘And that absolutely haunts me now because likely or not that was him.’
Lisa said she wants to see an early intervention along with education in school on the subject of flashing and sexual harassment.
Her younger 19-year-old daughter Beth is also due to go to university this September.
She spoke to her about the importance of reporting minor crimes, warning that each time the person flashes it could go ‘a bit further’ each time.
‘By reporting it, you are hopefully stopping the next person being attacked by this man,’ she added.