Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘confesses to police under caution that he murdered student Elizabeth Chau’ in prison interview and tells officers ‘where he hid body’
- Levi Bellfield, 54, told Met detectives he murdered student Elizabeth Chau, 19
- She went missing in April 1999 and killer claims he buried her in West London
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Serial killer Levi Bellfield has reportedly confessed to police under caution to the murder of student Elizabeth Chau and told officers where her body is hidden.
Homicide detectives from Scotland Yard visited Bellfield, 54, in Frankland prison in Durham on Tuesday for a face-to-face interview.
He told police of a west London location where he claims to have hidden the body of Ms Chau, who was 19 years old when she went missing in London in April 1999.
The killer is serving two whole-life terms for the murder of 13-year-old Milly, as well as Marsha McDonnell, 19, and Amelie Delagrange, 22.
The Metropolitan Police have said they are again looking to investigate Bellfield, a report has said, after he was interviewed by detectives for six hours.
Serial killer Levi Bellfield (pictured), 54, has reportedly confessed to police under caution to the murder of student Elizabeth Chau and told officers where her body is hidden
Bellfield told police of a west London location where he claims to have hidden the body of Elizabeth Chau (pictured), who was 19 years old when she went missing in April 1999
‘On Tuesday 9 May 2023, a 54-year-old male was interviewed under caution. Inquiries continue,’ a spokesperson for the Met told the Guardian.
‘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.’
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Bellfield’s claims that Ms Chau was his fourth murder victim are being taken ‘extremely seriously’ by the force, a source told the paper.
When she disappeared, Bellfield was living in West London not far from where she was last seen.
She went missing as she walked home from Thames Valley University after handing in an assignment.
A final CCTV sighting shows her walking past Ealing police station at 6pm on April 16, 1999. She was around a mile from her home.
The killer first claimed he killed Ms Chau to a prison visitor seven months ago, leading to two detectives, from a team which investigates unsolved homicides, interviewing him in prison and recording it with portable equipment.
The police detectives warned Bellfield that anything he said could be used against him in court when they read the criminal caution to him.
They asked the killer to point to where he claims to have buried Ms Chau’s body on a map of the west London area they had brought with them.
Bellfield also reportedly spoke of how he claims he kidnapped the Thames Valley University computer studies student and gave a disturbing account of the final hours of her life.
Police may now dig up the area where Bellfield alleges he buried Ms Chau’s body and perform a forensic examination.
Ms Chau’s family, who are from Vietnam, are aware of Bellfield’s potential for dishonest behaviour but have hit out against police for treating her disappearance seriously enough.
Scotland Yard launched an appeal for information on Ms Chau’s disappearance in 2012, 13 years after her disappearance, offering a £15,000 reward.
Homicide detectives from Scotland Yard visited Bellfield (pictured), 54, in Frankland prison in Durham on Tuesday for a face-to-face interview.
Bellfield’s claims that Ms Chau (pictured) was his fourth murder victim are being taken ‘extremely seriously’ by the force, a source told the Guardian
It was reported earlier this week that a statement given by Bellfield to police via his solicitor Theresa Clark is said to include how he killed her and also an admission of attempts to commit five other murders.
He also claimed to have carried out the notorious Chillenden murders, in which Dr Lin Russell and her daughters were attacked as they walked along a country lane in Kent in July 1996.
The family were tied up, blindfolded and then beaten with a claw hammer. Daughter Josie, who was aged just nine, survived but suffered severe head injuries.
Drug addict Michael Stone was jailed for the crime but continues to deny involvement.
His initial conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in 1998 but he was convicted for a second time in 2001.
In 2017 his legal team claimed they had seen evidence of a ‘full confession’ by Bellfield. He denied it at the time.
Elizabeth Chau’s sister, Bich, (pictured left at a press conference with her mother Lam-Pheng on 16 April 1999) has never given up hope of being reunited with her sibling. She previously said: ‘We want Liz to know that we love her and miss her very much’
Bellfield has reportedly given details of Elizabeth’s final moments and offered has told detectives where he buried her body in west London
Milly Dowler was kidnapped and murdered in March 2002 at the age of 13. She was walking home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, when she was abducted by Bellfield.
Her body was found six months later.
Marsha McDonnell was beaten to death near her home in Hampton, Richmond, in February 2003, whilst French student Amelie Delagrange, 22, was killed on Twickenham Green in south-west London in 2004.
In March this year, 54-year-old Bellfield got engaged to a regular female visitor at HMP Frankland.
News of his proposed nuptials with the woman, who is in her 40s, sparked outrage when they were revealed last year and the then Justice Secretary Dominic Raab vowed action to stop it happening.
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