Murder charge over body found in layby
Woman discovered by a member of the public
A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Hayes woman whose body was found in the bushes in Buckinghamshire last week.
Anita Kapoor was discovered by a member of the public at 8.36am on Tuesday, June 23 in the undergrowth at the A413 Amersham Road, Gerrards Cross.
A post-mortem examination found she had died of asphyxiation, due to compression of the neck.
Navin Mohan, 34, of Quaker Lane, Southall, was arrested on June 24 and has been charged with Anita’s murder.
A 50-year-old man, also arrested last week in connection with Ms Kapoor’s death, was been released without charge.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Brown of the Major Crime Unit, said: “As a result of extensive enquiries in Thames Valley and the Metropolitan Police areas, Navin Mohan was identified and arrested on Wednesday and has now been charged with murder.
“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.”
Mohan appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Monday but did not enter a plea. He will next appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow.
Police have been trying to piece together the movements of Ms Kapoor between 3am on Tuesday June 23, when she was last seen in Oswald Road, Southall, and 8.36am on Tuesday when her body was found in Gerrards Cross.
Det Supt Gill Wootton 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.
“We would appeal to anyone who has knowledge of Anita or her movements in the early hours of June 23 to contact the investigation team.”
Thames Valley Police has been working with Hillingdon and Ealing police to investigate the murder and provide reassurance to communities. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.