Did Milly Dowler's killer Levi Bellfield murder Hampstead mother?
PUBLISHED: 17:42 28 January 2016 | UPDATED: 23:54 28 January 2016
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Convicted serial killer Levi Bellfield has been linked to the killing of Hampstead mother-of-three Judith Gold, 51, found battered to death in a Hampstead mews in 1990.
This comes after Surrey Police revealed on Wednesday that Bellfield, 47, had made a shock confession to the rape and murder of schoolgirl Milly from jail.
Murder detectives have revealed they are examining a series of admissions by him to “a number” of other crimes in the capital and across the UK.
The Met confirmed that they have been passed information relating to unsolved London murders.
Detectives have never solved the murder of Judith Gold, whose body found yards from her home in Old Brewery Mews, off Hampstead High Street on October 20, 1990
As reported in the Ham&High at the time, financial adviser Mrs Gold’s body was found by a newspaper boy.
Mrs Gold, who also went under the name Silver, worked for financial firm Insurance Experts, of Child’s Hill, She had dressed for a business meeting and left home at dawn on a journey which ended minutes later in murder.
Detectives leading the murder inquiry at the time said she had received several blows on the left side of the face from an unidentified weapon. There was no sign of sexual assault and the motive did not appear to be robbery. Her belongings, including a bag with her money, were untouched by her side.
Former bouncer Bellfield, who converted to Islam five years ago and now calls himself Yusuf Rahim, was convicted of murdering Milly, 13, in 2011.
He was already serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2008 for the murder of two other women Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange.
Detectives had reopened Mrs Gold’s murder file following this conviction
They said then he may have been responsible for around 20 other unsolved attacks on women.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said today: “The MPS is liaising with a number of other UK police forces in relation to information which has been passed onto us regarding a number of criminal investigations.
“That information remains subject to assessment and for that reason we will not be discussing the matter in further detail at this time. We are not prepared to discuss at this time the number of investigations or details of any case.”