Man admits dismembering Jigsaw Man but denies kill

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A man has admitted dismembering a kitchen salesman also disposing of the body parts in rural locations around the country.

Stephen Marshall aged 38, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, said he dumped the limbs of Jeffrey Howe, which were found in Hertfordshire and Leicestershire last year, but deprived of murdering him.

Jeffrey Howe aged 49, from Southgate, north London, became known as Jigsaw Man after officers found his head, torso, legs and arms in different part of the country. The series of finds began with the detection of his left leg in a lay-by in Cottered, Hertfordshire, on 22 March.

Marshall pleaded culpable in St Albans crown court today to 2 counts of perverting the course of justice by giving false information about the wellbeing and whereabouts of Jeffrey Howe in a missing person investigation. He also pleaded culpable to intending to prevent a coroner from holding an inquest.

Sarah Bush aged 21, from Southgate, north London, also standing trial, pleaded not culpable to all 4 charges. The trial is expected to last 4 weeks.

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