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Love letters that exposed a killer: TV documentary reveals how cheating husband who murdered and buried wife was caught out by note telling his mistress: 'Soon we'll be in paradise' Harry Jarvis murdered wife Carol, 47 and left body in cellar in Bathgate in 2009  Lover Rita Heyster was living in Jarvis' garden shed and helped him conceal body Investigators revealed there were doubts about if there was enough evidence  But they discovered letters from Jarvis which indicated he was drugging Carol

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline

Published: 13:09 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 13:09 BST, 3 May 2021

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A man who killed his wife and buried her under their floorboards could have got away with murder if he hadn't written love letters to his mistress revealing his plan, a TV documentary has revealed. 

Harry Jarvis murdered his 47-year-old wife Carol and left her decaying body in the cellar of their Bathgate, West Lothian, home in 2009.

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His lover Rita Heyster - a Jus-Rol pastry heiress who inherited and squandered a £2.5million fortune - had been living in Jarvis' garden shed before the killing, and helped him conceal the body.

Investigators who worked on the case told documentary makers there were serious doubts about whether the case against Jarvis was strong enough due to a lack of evidence. 

But that all changed when they discovered letters from Jarvis to Heyster which indicated he was drugging Carol, and planned on killing her.

Harry Jarvis (pictured) murdered his 47-year-old wife Carol and left her decaying body in the cellar of their Bathgate, West Lothian, home in 2009

His lover Rita Heyster (pictured) - a Jus-Rol pastry heiress who inherited and squandered a £2.5million fortune - had been living in Jarvis' garden shed before the killing, and helped him conceal the body

Harry Jarvis murdered his 47-year-old wife Carol and left her decaying body in the cellar of their Bathgate, West Lothian, home in 2009. His lover Rita Heyster - a Jus-Rol pastry heiress who inherited and squandered a £2.5million fortune - had been living in Jarvis' garden shed before the killing, and helped him conceal the body

But that all changed when they discovered letters from Jarvis to Heyster which indicated he was drugging Carol (pictured with Jarvis in 1982), and planned on killing her

But that all changed when they discovered letters from Jarvis to Heyster which indicated he was drugging Carol (pictured with Jarvis in 1982), and planned on killing her

The cause of Carol's death could not be determined due to the decomposition of her body. Jarvis claimed she died of a fit before he buried her at home to be close to her.

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