Blackheath murder: Three arrested after woman found dead in London garage

Police question two men aged 40 and 45 and a 49-year-old woman

Peter Stubley
Monday 08 July 2019 20:41
Garages on Prendergast Road in Blackheath
Garages on Prendergast Road in Blackheath

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in a garage in south London.

Police were called to a row of lock-ups in Prendergast Road, Blackheath, following the discovery at around 5pm on Friday.

The victim is believed to be a woman in her fifties who was reported missing nearly two months ago.

However she has not yet been formally identified and a post-mortem on Sunday was unable to find a cause of death.

The Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation and appealed for information.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and a 45-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were arrested the following day. They are being held in custody for questioning.

During previous appeals for information, acting Detective Chief Inspector David Blair said the dead woman had “injuries suggestive of third-party involvement.”

He added: “The identity of the victim has not been formally established but we are liaising with the family of a woman in her fifties 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 a murder.

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

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office of Police Conduct have been informed of the death because of the likelihood the victim was a missing person.

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