POLICE IN LONDON investigating the disappearance of a missing woman have discovered a body at a lock-up garage in south-west London.
The body of a woman has yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem is due to take place later today, according to a statement from Scotland Yard.
Carole Waugh, of Tressard Court, Harrowby Street, London was reported missing by her family on 7 May. Police have since said that they believe she has not been seen alive since 16 April.
“Since that time, significant plundering of her estate has taken place to the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds,” DCI John McFarlane of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command unit said in a statement today.
“”In addition to a number of fraudulent transactions associated with Carole’s bank account there are also a number of her personal possessions that currently cannot be located,” he said. “The jewellery that is missing is as follows: a Cartier ring, a white gold bracelet; a yellow gold bracelet and a yellow gold necklace, which are all in the same style.”
“Carole wore the jewellery regularly and I appeal to anyone may have been offered such jewellery or has any knowledge of its whereabouts to contact us with information.”
Earlier this week, police confirmed that the 50-year-old’s disappearance was being treated as a murder investigation.
On Wednesday, a 47-year-old man was arrested by investigators on suspicion of murder and is being held at a south London police station for questioning.
To date, ten people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Police at the scene where a woman’s body was discovered yesterday evening. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)