Mary Judge - City Centre 1969


Mary Judge a 43 year old prostitute was found naked and bludgeoned to death on the spare land directly opposite Leeds parish church.  Mary was well known in the city centre pubs and had been drinking in The Regent hotel on Kirkgate on the night of her murder. A suspect who had been drinking in the same pubs as her and was known to be one of her clients was arrested but was released due to a lack of evidence.  Another possible suspect was the Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe as he fitted the description given by a witness travelling past on a train whilst the murder was being committed.
Mary's head was destroyed beyond recognition and she had to be identified by fingerprints. To this day her murder has never been solved.

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