Binliner body: man confesses
Sunday 18 April 1993
MURDER Squad detectives yesterday reopened their search for the torso of a woman whose arms and legs were found in binliners outside an east London women's refuge five years ago, after a man confessed to killing her, writes Dean Nelson.
Police said that a man walked into Woking police station in Surrey on Thursday and said that he wanted to confess to the killing, which has baffled detectives since the dismembered limbs were discovered at Limehouse, London, in March 1988.
The original inquiry focused on the east London area, but detectives have now switched their search to the north-west London area following the confession.
Despite widespread publicity surrounding the case at the time, the identity of the victim, believed to be a white woman in her thirties, was never discovered and her killer never found.
Detective Superintendent Michael Dixon, leading the new inquiry, said the man who confessed had given police vital new details which could help them to establish the identity of the victim five years on.
'The man alleged that after the murder he had dismembered the victim's body and had disposed of it around parts of east and west London,' Mr Dixon said.
He said the rest of the woman's body was never found and police are now searching several locations, but he refused to give any details.
Mr Dixon said the suspect, who is not being named, had also told police that he murdered his victim in Kilburn, north-west London, before dismembering her body and dumping it elsewhere.
'He's saying at the present time that he does not know the identity of the victim,' he said.
Detectives believe the victim had dark hair dyed blonde, and scars on her left wrist. They believe she wore a ring on the middle finger of her left hand.
They also believe that the woman may have had friends in Dyne Road, Kilburn and appealed for anyone who lived there five years ago to contact them.
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
The one chart that shows how George Osborne is almost certainly going to be our next Prime Minister
The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
Bono's group has made more money from Facebook investment than from all his music
Three-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish children told 'the non-Jews' are 'evil' in worksheet produced by London school
Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
£40000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company has a n...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A works engineer is required in a progressive ...
£21000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is seeking someone w...