Two arrested after care worker killed
One man bailed and another in custody as police investigate stabbing
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the stabbing of a mother-of-two in Uxbridge.
Police and paramedics found Emily Munemo, 42, with stab wounds at her home in Collingwood Road at around 11am on Friday. She died nearly an hour-and-a-half later.
Detectives arrested a 35-year-old man in Hayes the following day, on suspicion of murder. He has now been bailed until mid-March.
On Monday night, a second man, a 41-year-old, was arrested, also on suspicion of murder.
He remained in custody at a west London police station pending further enquiries as the Gazette went to press.
Care worker Ms Munemo, 42, had lived in Harare, Zimbabwe before moving to the UK and studying at Oxford Brookes University, according to her Facebook page.
Her next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Neighbours spoke of their shock after the attack, which came on the same day a father-of-three living in the same road was jailed in an unconnected case, for murdering a prostitute.
One neighbour living in the road, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I just think, like everybody, everyone was just shocked. It’s such a quiet road and then all that in one day – it’s madness.”
Another, who also wanted to remain anonymous, added: “I walk along here every day. I saw her around sometimes in the summer, standing out with her kids.
“I never really spoke to her but she just seemed normal and nice.
“I was really shocked. I didn’t expect it. I was kind of scared, to be honest, that it happened so close.” Police stood guard this week outside the two-storey property, which was cordoned off after the attack.
Flowers have been left at the gates. One message read: “Dear Emily. May you rest in peace. May the perpetual light shine upon you. You will always be in our hearts. God keep her.”
Anyone with information should call 020 8345 3775, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
n VICTIM: Emily Munemo
n CRIME SCENE: A police officer stands guard outside the house where Emily Munemo was murdered and, inset, a floral tribute left at the address