THE daughter of a woman murdered by a killer who stashed her body in a freezer begged her mum "please come home" when she missed her 11th birthday party.
Zahid Younis was today found guilty of murdering Henriett Szucs, 34, and Mihrican 'Jan' Mustafa, 38, before stuffing their bodies in a freezer.
He battered Henriett to death in 2016 before stuffing Jan's strangled body in the same freezer two years later.
In a letter to her mum, Jan's devastated daughter said she cried her eyes out when she didn't return for her birthday celebrations.
In aheart-rending statement, Jan's grief-stricken family said her death had "changed our family forever" and opened up about their agony.
They said: "From the moment we found out that she was missing, we spent every moment of every hour looking for her and we never for one minute gave up.
'PAIN AND TEARS'
“When Jan didn’t come to her daughter’s birthday, she wrote: "To mummy – Please come back I really miss you".
""You missed my 11th birthday party (it was the worst party ever) I sat in the corner crying my eyes out looking at your pictures and reading your poems while in my head screaming, “where are you! Please mum, come back home". "
Jan's children were her "world" and the news of her killing would "never be forgotten", the family revealed.
They added: "The moment we told my Auntie and Jan’s children, with an ambulance on standby, breaks every part of me; seeing the pain and tears in their eyes.
"My heart deeply goes out to her children, who are the strongest people that I know.
"The grief that they are going through compares to no other pain."
The moment we told my Auntie and Jan’s children, breaks every part of me; seeing the pain and tears in their eyes
Her relatives spoke out outside Soutwark Crown Court today after Younis was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 38 years.
Henriett's mother Maria said her daughter's barbaric killing "torments" her every day.
A statement on behalf of Maria, who lost touch with Henriett when she went to the UK from Hungary,said: "The inner turmoil she suffers is as you would expect for a mother mourning the death of her child and to make matters worse, she hasn’t been able to see her or lay her to rest.
"This is most unimaginable for any family member but particularly a mother.”
Body cam footage now shows the horror moment cops search through Younis' lair, trudging through his clutter-filled flat.
The clip does not show the officers opening the freezer, but one can be heard saying: “It’s the freezer I want to get into but it’s locked.”
The freezer was found in a small cupboard containing a gas and electricity meter with items stacked on top and flies gathering.
When horrified cops finally busted open the appliance at the killer's home in Canning Town, East London, the clothed bodies were fused on top of each other surrounded by air fresheners.
Both were decomposing rapidly after the electricity was shut off and were found to have suffered horror injuries – including multiple broken ribs.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, Specialist Crime, said: “This has undoubtedly been a complex case – the conditions in which both women were found were extremely challenging and I commend the extraordinary work of the forensic experts who helped us piece together the injuries they suffered and retrieve as much evidence as possible.
“I also have the highest praise for the officers who went to Younis’ flat that day – it was a good old-fashioned police hunch that made them force open the freezer, intuition that something just wasn’t right."
FAMILIES’ AGONY AS FREEZER KILLER CAGED
Relatives of the two murdered women have spoken of their grief
Jan's family said:
“Jan’s death has changed our family forever. From the moment we found out that she was missing, we spent every moment of every hour looking for her and we never for one minute gave up.
“When Jan didn’t come to her daughter’s birthday, she wrote:
“’To mummy – Please come back I really miss you. You missed my 11th birthday party (it was the worst party ever) I sat in the corner crying my eyes out looking at your pictures and reading your poems while in my head screaming, “where are you! Please mum, come back home.’
“Deep down I knew something wasn’t right because you would never leave your children. They were your world.
“The call from the police will never be forgotten, hearing them words confirming they found my Jan was never real, I still don’t believe it. The moment we told my Auntie and Jan’s children, with an ambulance on standby, breaks every part of me; seeing the pain and tears in their eyes.
“She was a gentle being, who still had her whole life ahead of her, to live and watch her children grow. My heart deeply goes out to her children, who are the strongest people that I know. The grief that they are going through compares to no other pain.
“Our family have lost a precious jewel; my Aunt Mary Jane Mustafa was an incredible Aunt, Mother, Sister and Daughter to her family.
“Jan was a fantastic mother. She adored her children. She loved to dance. She was artistic. She was creative. She was beautiful. She was friends with everybody and very funny. She celebrated life. She was optimistic. She never said anything bad about anybody. She would give her last penny to someone in need. She was an angel. She is an angel.
“Sister my angel. God has given you your assignment. Always my sister, forever my angel, you fly into my dreams when I’m asleep. I feel your wings brush against my face, wiping away the tears I shed since I can no longer hold you in my arms, but only in my heart.”
“The trial is over, justice has been done. ‘Closure,’ they say. Never. It will not bring my Jan back. I love you my Tilly and I know you are with me.”
A statement on behalf of Maria, Henriett’s mother:
“Maria, Henriett’s mother, has been hugely overwhelmed by the death of her daughter. Not only because she was murdered but because it happened in another country. A country where she doesn’t know the law or know the police investigation and court processes.
“Maria lost touch with Henriett when she came to the UK but that only exacerbates her grief. The fact that Henriett lay deceased in a freezer for two and a half years with no-one looking for her or realising she was missing, torments Maria on a daily basis.
“The inner turmoil she suffers is as you would expect for a mother mourning the death of her child and to make matters worse, she hasn’t been able to see her or lay her to rest. This is most unimaginable for any family member but particularly a mother.”
Police searches of Younis’ address found property belonging to both women.
A fingerprint from Mihrican was found in the kitchen and blood from Henriett was found on the bedroom carpet as well a section of carpet that fitted the living room and hall stored in a shed.
A torn up photo of Henriett Szucs was also found, along with the packaging for the freezer.
It has been revealed Younis, 35, has a gruesome history of abusing women after he was today found guilty of two counts of murder.
The fiend was also caged in 2005 after getting his 14-year-old child bride pregnant.
But he was freed from prison twice to roam the streets and murder his two"vulnerable" victims.
Even when police visited the convicted sex offender in 2016, they left without interviewing him – unaware Henriett's body was entombed in ice just yards away.
The Hungarian sex worker had moved into Yonis' squalid one bedroom flat, where the only toilet was a bucket on the floor, in 2016.
Henriett was regularly covered in bruises and was seen with marks around her neck – but twisted Younis claimed she had drunk too much and tried to kill him.
She had been forced to convert to Islam but wrote to him begging forgiveness for doubting him, saying: "I got disillusioned just because of some slaps to the face."
Another said: "Broke my morning promises. I didn't wake up in time was wrong and I didn't change my clothes in time.
"I didn't listen to him when he try to do he's best for me. Am sad and broke and feel low now. Learn my lesson again."
She vanished in the summer of that year after neighbours heard "disturbing noises" coming from the filthy drug den.
The depraved thug had strangled Henriett then stamped on her head – leaving her with a cracked skull – before stuffing her fully clothed in the freezer.
'THERE'S A FOOT IN THERE'
Two years later, ex-teacher Mihrican, who had been seen visiting Younis' flat, was strangled by the brute.
Both women were described as "living somewhat chaotic lives" tainted by drug addiction in the period leading up to their deaths.
The tragic pair were only discovered in April last year when Younis was reported missing after fleeing his home.
Horrifying bodycam footage played to the court showed a cop shining a torch through the abandoned flat to find the locked freezer with a zimmer frame placed on top of it.
The officer can then be heard saying "wait, there's a foot in there" before the bodies came into view.
Younis had unsuccessfully tried to use air freshener to mask the smell coming from the rapidly decomposing bodies.
After he was caught, the killer spun a grim web of lies – claiming Henriett had mysteriously died on his sofa.
GRIM HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
The monster also tried worming his way out of Mihrican's death by saying two men turned up outside his home with her body stuffed in a wheelie bin.
He claimed the men told him to burn her body and chuck her clothes off Southend Pier.
But Younis, who tried to hijack his trial by firing his lawyer and shouting abuse from the dock, was slammed by the prosecutor for making up "fairy tales".
Duncan Penny, QC, said: "You were responsible for those deaths and the stories about these two characters, with all these elaborations, is nothing more than that. It is a story. It is a yarn. It is a tall tale."
The judge, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb, said: "It will surprise no-one in this room that the defendant has declined to attend his sentence, while he sits in the cells below, but I will address these remarks to him so when he has the courage to read them he will understand why the court has reached the conclusion it has."
She said he had "robbed" his victims of "all happiness in life and dignity in death," and said: "You have no remorse."
She branded Younis an "arch-deceiver", calling him a "heartless man and a narcissist".
"You have preyed upon the vulnerable with superficial charm," the judge said.
"You have been convicted by the strong prosecution case. Not only were the bodies of two women found in your home, hidden in a locked freezer purchased for that purpose, they showed signs of violence which you failed to explain."
Paying tribute, the family of Mihrican said: “She was a gentle being, who still had her whole life ahead of her, to live and watch her children grow.
"My heart deeply goes out to her children, who are the strongest people that I know. The grief that they are going through compares to no other pain."
A statement written on behalf of Henriett's mum read: “Maria lost touch with Henriett when she came to the UK but that only exacerbates her grief.
"The fact that Henriett lay deceased in a freezer for two and a half years with no-one looking for her or realising she was missing, torments Maria on a daily basis."
Younis has a long history of abusing girlfriends and left one partner with a broken arm in 2007.
When he was 17, the controlling thug would wait outside his girlfriend's home and escort her everywhere.
Then, in 2004, he married a 13-year-old girl in a Walthamstow mosque while sexually abusing her.
He was eventually jailed for 30 months for assaulting the teenager and unlawful sexual activity with a child, and was put on the sex offenders' register.
Following his release from prison in 2007, he embarked on a relationship with a 17-year-old girl whose father had recently died.
He began controlling her every move after moving into her flat and banned her from going out alone.
But the abuse soon turned violent and Younis would regularly punch and kick the teenager – breaking her arm in three places in one horrific attack.
He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison after admitting two counts of wounding and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Another girlfriend, who had his child, was locked in an airing cupboard for hours by Younis.
She was also imprisoned in a telephone box when she tried to call her mother and Younis threatened to throw her in front of a train.
But the thug bizarrely tried to convince jurors during his trial he was a "decent guy".
He has been remanded in custody to be sentenced at a later date.
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