Top 10 Characters Most Likely to Have Killed EastEnders' Lucy Beale

So, members of the jury (that's you by the way) who killed pretty, young businesswoman, Lucy Beale? Although, over the weeks has collected a fair number of potential suspects. Let us weigh up the facts...
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The Top Ten
1 Denise Fox

Fed up, potential stepmother of the deceased. Lucy may have found out that Denise wants out of a loveless relationship with her father. Could they have had an argument, and in the heat of the moment, Denise killed her?

2 Nick Cotton

I think it was Nick Cotton who killed Lucy while he pretended to be dead, and Lucy threatened to tell Dot that her son is not really dead.

3 Steven Beale
4 Ian Beale

Father of the deceased. Is he trying to stop her from becoming successful and outshining him? Or, since he found out about his daughter's cocaine habit, could he, in his own way, be trying to save her from a life of drugs by killing her?

5 DS Cameron Bryant

Whoever did it is obviously well-known to Emma Summerhayes, by the way, she spoke to the person on the phone.

It's the clever copper. You know it's him, playing it sly.

6 Ben Mitchell

He is also a killer on the loose because he has killed before, remember Heather Trott? And was released from prison on the same night Lucy was killed.

7 Whitney Dean

Friend of the deceased. A little unstable. In her mind, newcomer Lee Carter, because he kissed her, believes he is hers - that is, until she learned that he spent a passionate night with Lucy in her father's restaurant. Could Whitney, in a moment of jealous rage, have killed her friend?

8 Abi Branning

I will say that it could well turn out to be Abi Branning who killed Lucy Beale because it turned out to be Abi who was stalking Lauren after Cameron Bryant started it in the first place, and she has interfered in the police investigation into Lucy's death and perverted the course of justice as well. Abi has it in her to kill someone anyway. I know it is Abi.

This is Michael Gannon here. Just to let you know, I do watch EastEnders all the time. I cannot wait to watch the live episodes next week and to find out who killed Lucy Beale. I believe it was Abi Branning because she planted the evidence in the common and left it behind her and got the shovel and dug it up. From then on, she was very uneasy with herself, and for me, she was the killer.

9 Shirley Carter
10 Mandy Salter
The Contenders
11 Peter Beale

I think Lucy Beale's drug dealer is either Lee Carter or Jake Stone, and both of them have a history of violence and have violent tempers as well. So, do not rule out Jake Stone as Lucy's killer yet, or Lee Carter as well.

I think Lucy Beale's drug dealer is obviously Lee Carter or Jake Stone, and either Lee or Jake killed her for not paying for the drugs, or I could be totally wrong. It makes sense.

Brother of the deceased. He overheard his father praising his twin sister over him. Again, could Lucy's tragic death be the result of jealousy?

12 Bobby Beale

Because I know he's the killer, but if I didn't, I would have gone for Whitney.

I put this on here as a joke, and it turns out he's the killer.

He is the killer. I saw the episode.

13 Lauren Branning

Friend, recovering alcoholic, and business partner of the deceased. She is also the daughter of the man Lucy was having an affair with. Could a messed-up Lauren have killed her friend over her betrayal?

14 Max Branning

Jilted lover of the deceased. Lucy called time on their affair after feeling guilty that Max is her friend's father. Max has a temper, we all know that - did he kill Lucy because of his wounded male pride? Or to cover up his affair with his daughter's best friend...

Because he had an affair with Lucy way before her death and caused her to hit her head off the chair in the car lot, and he has a temper on him as well. I might be totally wrong, or I could be right, and he used his own daughter, Abi, to clean up his mess that he made.

15 Cindy Beale

Teenage pregnant Half sister to the deceased. Could Lucy's death be the result of the fact that Lucy has everything that the young teenager hasn't?

16 Jay Mitchell

I still think it is Jay who killed Lucy. He was on the same bus as Lucy, got out at the same bus stop as Lucy, and went in the same direction as Lucy. Plus, Lucy recognized his West Ham beanie hat and knows it is him who killed her.

Jay is covering for either Abi or Ben. I know he is because Jay has covered for Ben before, through the murder of Heather Trott, and he would do absolutely anything for Abi. I know it.

I think Jay could also be involved as well because he was caught with Ben robbing an off-licence on the night Lucy was killed, and Lucy saw them and threatened to tell the police.

17 Lee Carter

I do not think that Lee killed Lucy because he did not know Lucy that well before she made him suspect number one, but I reckon that Lee could well be Lucy's drug dealer.

Love rat. Unlikely to have killed Lucy, but what do we really know about this charming newcomer to the Square?

18 Lucy Beale

Could sad, lonely, depressed Lucy have committed suicide? Did she overdose on cocaine? Is she trying to frame one of the many suspects?

It is not her. She is the one that got murdered, so it can't be. From Ava Blake.

19 Dot Branning

This would be a great twist. How would they script it out, and why would Dot kill Lucy?

20 Phil Mitchell

I think Phil Mitchell could be Lucy's drug dealer as well because he has a history of violence, history of cocaine and crack cocaine, helped Ben to cover up the murder of Heather Trott. Phil is also the resident bully and thug. I have always said that, and he pretends to have sympathy for Ian Beale when he does not really. I totally think that Phil is involved in Lucy's death. Most definitely, Phil has to be involved as well. I know it.

Phil may not have killed Lucy, but I think he is involved in her death as part of a cover-up, like he has done before with Heather Trott's death.

21 Jane Beale
22 Jake Stone