Man charged with murder after body found in layby
Woman discovered by member of the public
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