Levi Bellfield ‘confesses murder of student to police’ and ‘points to where her body is’

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  • May 12, 2023
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Serial killer Levi Bellfield has reportedly admitted killing student Elizabeth Chau who was last seen more than 20 years ago.

Elizabeth was 19 when she vanished while walking home from Thames Valley University in west London after handing in an assignment.

She was just a mile away from her home when the last sighting of her was recorded on CCTV outside Ealing police station at 6pm on April 16, 1999.

Metropolitan Police officers visited Bellfield, 54, in Frankland Prison in Durham this week for an interview.

A force spokesperson told The Guardian: ‘On Tuesday 9 May 2023, a 54-year-old male was interviewed under caution. Inquiries continue.

‘We can confirm we remain in contact with Elizabeth Chau’s family. At this time we will not be providing an ongoing commentary. We have no comment to make.’

He is thought to have been interviewed for six hours and during that time claims to have murdered Elizabeth, and told officers of a location in west London where he allegedly hid her body.

Police are said to have asked Bellfield, who was living nearby to where Elizabeth disappeared at the time, to point out the location of her body on a map.

The murderer is thought to have first confessed the murder to a prison visitor seven months ago, which led to an investigation.

A source told the publication Bellfield’s claims are being taken ‘extremely seriously’ by police.

He is said to have provided a statement to police via his solicitor, Theresa Clark, making his admission and also attempts to commit five other murders.

Bellfield also reportedly detailed how he kidnapped her and the final hours of her life.

Police may now forensically examine and even dig up the area where Bellfield alleges he buried Elizabeth’s body.

Elizabeth’s family from Vietnam have previously criticised the police for not treating their daughter’s disappearance seriously enough.

A renewed appeal for information was launched in 2012 offering a £15,000 reward for information about Elizabeth’s disappearance.

Bellfield is further thought to have confessed to the Chillenden murders, where mother Lin and daughters Megan and Josie Russell where bludgeoned with a hammer while walking home from a swimming gala in 1996.

Lin and Megan, six, died, but Josie, nine, survived with horrific brain injuries.

Heroin user Michael Stone, who remains in prison for the killings, was convicted of the attacks despite no physical evidence but has always maintained his innocence.

Bellfield is currently serving two whole-life terms for the murder of Milly Dowler, 13, Marsha McDonnell, 19, and Amelie Delagrange, 22.

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