Body found in Blackheath garage could be that of missing woman

Katherine Johnston (08 July, 2019)

Cause of death is still unclear but injuries are 'suggestive of third party involvement'

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A body found in a garage in Blackheath on Friday could be that of a missing woman from south London says the Met.

Detectives were called to Prendergast Road in Blackheath at 5pm on Friday, July 5, to reports of a body discovered in a garage.

As yet the deceased is yet to be formally identified, and a post-mortem held on Sunday, July 7, was unable to establish the cause of death.

Police, however, said they were liaising with the family of a woman in her 50s who had been reported missing from south London.

They also said injuries found on the body were ‘suggestive of third party involvement’ and have opened a murder investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector David Blair said: “Although the cause of death has not been determined, the woman who was sadly found deceased has injuries suggestive of third party involvement.

“The identity of the victim has not been formally established but we are liaising with the family of a woman in her 50s from south London who was reported as a missing person.

“At this stage we are working hard to establish the circumstances of the woman’s death, which is being investigated as murder.

“Please contact my team if you have information which could help our enquiries.

So far, there have been no arrests.

Anyone with information should call police on 0208 721 4961 or – to give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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