Discovered among a dead man's effects were a written confession and evidence that would have put him to gaol was he still alive.....
The battered body of Lorraine Jacob, 19, who had two children, was found by dustmen in Liverpool city centre in September 1970. Despite an extensive investigation at the time, the case remained unsolved.More at link.......On the day of the murder Richardson, who was then 39, got steadily drunk in his digs in Huskisson Street, Liverpool, he recorded. He was drowning his sorrows because he had failed his librarian qualifications.
He noted that he had then left his digs to wander up to women “friends” in Upper Duke Street, a known haunt of prostitutes, where he noticed Miss Jacob. A row developed and he choked her.
Richardson, who suffered mental problems throughout his life, admitted that he had lost his temper. He also said he had taken the victim’s purse which contained a ticket for a pawn shop that he never visited. He tore the ticket up and cut up the blue purse before throwing the pieces away.
Mr Kemble said there did not appear to be any remorse in the confession. It appears that he had intended to take his secret to the grave.