A lady has been charged with homicide after the physique of London pensioner Mee Kuen Chong was present in Devon.
Jemma Mitchell, 36, appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Courtroom at the moment following her arrest at a residential deal with in Kilburn, north London, on Tuesday night.
Chong, 67, who was also called Deborah, had gone lacking from her residence in Wembley, north London, on 11 June.
On 27 June, greater than two weeks after she went lacking, a physique was discovered greater than 200 miles away from her residence. It was found in woodland space on Bennett Street within the seaside city of Salcombe, in Devon, southwest England.
The physique had been decapitated, in accordance with DevonLive, which quoted a police supply, however this has not been formally confirmed by both Devon and Cornwall Police, or the Metropolitan Police.
A autopsy came about on the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on the day after the physique was found, however it was unable to return a conclusive reason for Chong’s dying.
Officers consider the physique could have been there for some days and appealed for info to assist hint her final actions.
Crime scenes stay in place at two residential premises in north-west London and within the woodland. Police searches are prone to proceed over the approaching days, the Met Police stated.
Chong was initially from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, however had been dwelling in Wembley for greater than 30 years.
A neighbour, who didn’t wish to be recognized, informed the Each day Mail that she had issue strolling, and questioned why she would have travelled to Devon as “she doesn’t go away in any respect”.
Chong had attended at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, the place a church pal of hers described her as an “inquisitive” and “beautiful woman” who was “lonely” and “susceptible”.
Her household has been up to date in regards to the new improvement and is being supported by skilled officers, the Met Police stated.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, who’s main the homicide investigation, has put out an enchantment for info.
He stated: “The invention of Mee’s physique is a tragic improvement and my ideas are along with her household and associates.
“At this stage, we’re engaged on establishing the total circumstances surrounding Mee’s dying and specifically her actions.
“I might ask anybody who noticed her between Thursday, 10 June and Sunday, 27 June both in London or Devon, who has not but spoken to police, to please come ahead.
“It’s completely very important that anybody who could have details about Mee’s actions over this era share what they know to assist us absolutely perceive what occurred to her.”
Anybody with info ought to name 0208 358 0300. Data may also be offered anonymously to the impartial charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.