Ian Huntley’s daughter has revealed the murderer wrote to her to try to explain why he killed Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Samantha Bryan, 20 – who describes her biological father as an "evil monster" – said he showed no remorse in his letters.
The Soham killer murdered young Holly and Jessica in 2002, sparking one of the biggest manhunts the country has ever seen.
Speaking on Really’s The Killer In My Family, Samantha tells of how she didn’t find out about her father’s heinous crimes until years later as she was just a baby at the time.
She discovered the truth about Huntley when she was 17 years old when she saw a picture of him online and recognised her mum.
In the documentary, which airs on Thursday, Samantha speaks about the moment her mother Kate gave her a box of newspaper clippings.
She later wrote to him in a bid to find out when he murdered the two schoolgirls, reports Grimsby Live.
Huntley, who is serving a life sentence, replied to her in 2017, writing: "I have given an awful lot of thought… about how best to respond, and what, if anything.
"I should say I realise I can’t just say no and expect you to accept that.
"Firstly I truly don’t relish the idea of discussing or you listening to the details of what was unimaginably the most horrendous day of my life.
"Furthermore, I can promise that even if you I did, you wouldn’t feel any better for it. Nor would you feel any closer to understanding. Fifteen years on, I still don’t understand what the hell went wrong that day.”
In the programme Samantha says: "I feel like because of who I am that people think I am like him. I would definitely say he is evil. And I would definitely say he is a monster."
Samantha said she became curious about Huntley when she was 18 and "couldn’t stop crying" as she read the newspaper clippings about what he had done.
She said: "By that stage I knew. My mum told me she had a box with everything in it and she would show me when I was ready.
"I waited for the time I was ready to see them from her. I didn’t ask much about Ian because I didn’t want to upset mum or my adopted dad."
Samantha decided to go through the box of clippings on her own and said she "could not stop crying".
She said: "It told me what supposedly happened that night to Holly and Jessica."
She added: "Thinking back I can’t say there was anything that upset me more than the other. It was all very hard to read.
"I didn’t want people knowing who my biological father was because I knew certain people would know who he was.
"I wanted it to be something I would keep to myself," she added.
Huntley murdered the 10-year-olds after luring them to his home, and then he cut off their clothes and dumped their bodies in a ditch before burning their remains in a truly harrowing crime.
The pair were at a family barbecue in their Cambridgeshire village before they went missing on August 4, 2002.
The vile killer gave TV interviews during the two week search for the girls, even joining in on searches during the appeal, while asking his then-girlfriend Maxine Carr to provide a false alibi.
But he was finally jailed for life in 2005, with the judge condemning his "merciless cynicism" and "cruelty" to the girls and their families.
The Killer in My Family airs on TV channel Really at 10pm on Thursday, January 24
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