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Serial Killer Levi Bellfield to be quizzed over 1999 disappearance of Ealing student

NewsSerial Killer Levi Bellfield to be quizzed over 1999 disappearance of Ealing student

The serial killer Levi Bellfield is to be questioned over what happened to a student who went missing from her home in Ealing, west London, in 1999, following reports that he is alleged to have signed a statement confessing to killing her.

Vietnamese-born Elizabeth Chau, aged 19, vanished a mile from her home 24 years ago this month. According to a report carried by The Sun, sources claim that 54-year-old Bellfield admitted bundling her into a van.

The signed statement from the man convicted of the murders of 13-year-old Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell, 19, and Amélie Delagrange, 22, is understood to include details of where Ms Chau may be buried — as well as admissions relating to the attempted murders of five other females.

The Sun reports he has also confessed to an attack in Hastings in 2004 on Sarah Spurrell, who was 23 at the time, one on Jessie Wilson, then 17, in south-west London and Sonia Salvatierra, 26, in Twickenham. Bellfield, who is currently serving two life terms of imprisonment for murder in Frankland Prison, a Category A establishment in Brasside, Co Durham, apparently gave the signed document to a solicitor in March.

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The lawyer, Theresa Clark, told The Sun: “I have passed it to the police. He is likely to be interviewed under caution.”

According to the website Ealing Today, Ms Chau left Thames Valley University in Ealing around 5pm on Friday April 16, 1999, after handing in an assignment. She was seen by a friend in Ealing Broadway half an hour later and then again walking past Ealing Police Station just after 6pm. She was not heard from again.

Her family raised the alarm when she failed to return home, stating that they had been “immediately worried” for her. In 2012, the Metropolitan Police launched a fresh appeal for information, offering a reward of £15,000 for any information.

Police were understood to have informed her family, who still live in Ealing, of Bellfield’s statement. A spokesman for the family declined to comment.

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