Mur­der charge over body found in layby

Woman dis­cov­ered by a mem­ber of the public

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - Kather­ine.cle­men­tine @trin­i­tymir­

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.

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