A girl has been charged with the homicide of a London pensioner whose physique was present in woodland in a preferred Devon vacation spot.
The physique of Mee Kuen Chong, identified to associates as Deborah, was found in Salcombe, Devon, on 27 June.
The 67-year-old had been reported lacking from her house in Wembley on 11 June and her demise was initially handled as unexplained.
On 6 July, a homicide investigation was launched and Jenna Mitchell, 36, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, northwest London, was arrested that night on suspicion of homicide.
Mitchell appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court docket on Saturday, charged with Ms Chong’s homicide.
The pensioner was initially from Malaysia however had been residing in Wembley for greater than 30 years.
Her reason for demise has nonetheless not been ascertained and crime scenes stay in place at two houses in northwest London and the woodland in Salcombe.
Police searches are more likely to proceed over the approaching days, a Metropolitan Police spokesman stated.
Ms Chong’s household has been up to date and are being supported by specifically skilled officers, he added.
Mitchell is about to seem on the Previous Bailey on 13 July.