Unsolved Murders

Lillian Mary Richards

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Date: 12 Jan 1972

Place: Great Western Hotel, Paddington, London

Lillian Mary Richards was killed in a hotel in Paddington.

A man was tried for her murder and manslaughter but acquitted.

He admitted striking out at her but said he didn't recall strangling her.

She died after inhaling her own vomit.

The Great Western Hotel had been opposite Paddington Station.

*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.

see find.galegroup.com

see "News in Brief." Times [London, England] 20 Oct. 1972: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Aug. 2014.

see National Archives - J 267/52