A bunch of youngsters enjoying in a park Sunday got here throughout a physique believed to be that of a lady who went lacking in late November.
They found the physique in south London’s Brunswick Park, The Guardian reported. Police consider the physique was that of Petra Srncova, a 32-year-old Nationwide Well being Service employee final seen November 28.
Police are nonetheless ready for formal identification, however her household has been notified, in accordance with the newspaper. They’re treating her loss of life as unexplained at this level within the investigation.
Authorities say Srncova disappeared whereas on her approach house after ending a shift at Evelina London Youngsters’s Hospital, the place she labored as a senior nurse assistant in Westminster, The Guardian reported.
A colleague reported her as lacking on November 3, the newspaper reported. Her household, who stay within the Czech Republic, mentioned they haven’t heard from her.
Police arrested a person in connection together with her disappearance and have since launched him. A police spokesperson informed The Guardian officers grew “more and more nervous” about her because the investigation into her disappearance continued.
Detective Superintendent Claire Kelland informed the BBC that Srncova’s disappearance was “out of character.”
“After all, her family members are extraordinarily involved and need to know the place she is,” Kelland mentioned.
Labour MP Harriet Harman held a Saturday press convention the place she requested for assist in finding Srncova. “Petra is lacking, and we wish individuals to assist the police discover her,” she mentioned.
“She’s been lacking for fairly just a few days now, she’s solely 32, she’s from the Czech Republic, her mother and father after all are desperately nervous about her, and I really feel we have all received a specific duty to try to discover her as a result of she was away from her house nation, away from her household, right here working for our nationwide well being service,” she mentioned, in accordance with The Guardian.
Harman responded to the physique being discovered on Twitter, writing, “Physique present in small park close to the place Petra lived. So, so unhappy.”
The invention comes simply months after 33-year-old Sarah Everard additionally went lacking whereas strolling house from a buddy’s house in London on March 3. Her disappearance sparked a search that grabbed the eye of individuals all over the world.
Prosecutors allege an off-duty police officer raped and killed Everard after claiming to arrest her for allegedly breaking COVID-19 lockdown guidelines.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan described violence towards girls in England as an “epidemic” whereas showing on ITV in September.
“We have now received to offer this difficulty the identical seriousness we give different points,” he mentioned.