Man charged with mur­der af­ter body found in layby

Woman dis­cov­ered by mem­ber of the public

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A MAN has been charged with mur­der af­ter a woman’s body was found in a layby next to the A413 at Ger­rards Cross.

Whilst a for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion has yet to take place, as the Advertiser goes to press the woman is be­lieved to be Anita Kapoor, 34, from Hayes, West Lon­don.

Navin Mo­han, 34, of Quaker Lane, Southall, Lon­don, was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day last week and was charged with mur­der on Satur­day.

He was the sec­ond to be ar­rested af­ter an un­named 50-year-old from Hayes, Mid­dle­sex, was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mur­der on Tues­day last week but he has since been re­leased with­out charge.

Po­lice were called at 8.36am on Tues­day to re­ports of a body found by a pass­ing mo­torist in a lay-by in Amer­sham Road, A413, Ger­rards Cross.

A Home Of­fice post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was car­ried out on Wed­nes­day last week and the cause of death has been given as as­phyx­i­a­tion, due to com­pres­sion of the neck.

Po­lice have been try­ing to piece to­gether the last move­ments of Ms Kapoor.

Det Supt Gill Woot­ton of Thames Val­ley Po­lice said: “When last seen, she is be­lieved to have been wear­ing a black, thigh-length coat with zips at the sides, black track­suit bot­toms with white writ­ing down the sides, elas­ti­cated at the bot­tom and white, Ree­bok train­ers.”

Se­nior in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown of the Ma­jor Crime Unit, said: “As a re­sult of ex­ten­sive en­quiries in Thames Val­ley and the Metropoli­tan Po­lice ar­eas, Navin Mo­han, aged 34, of Quaker Lane, Southall, Lon­don, was iden­ti­fied and ar­rested on Wed­nes­day and has now been charged with mur­der.”

He ap­peared at High Wy­combe Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day but did not en­ter a plea and was due to ap­pear be­fore Read­ing Crown Court yesterday (Wed­nes­day) as the Advertiser went to press.

Det Ch Insp Kevin Brown added: “The fam­ily of Anita Kapoor con­tinue to be sup­ported by spe­cially trained of­fi­cers and our thoughts and con­do­lences re­main with them.

“I would like to thank the Metropoli­tan Po­lice and the public for their con­tin­ued as­sis­tance in this in­ves­ti­ga­tion which will con­tinue un­til trial.”

VIC­TIM: Anita Kapoor

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