Murder investigation continues after woman’s body found in Guildford
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With a large-scale murder investigation underway following the discovery of a woman’s body in Guildford on Monday afternoon (23 August), we are appealing for witnesses to help us piece together what has taken place.
The body of the woman was discovered on Monday (23 August), at around 3pm by a member of the public in some undergrowth close to the A3 junction in Guildford.
A murder investigation has been launched by Surrey and Sussex’s Major Crime Team.
Detectives believe that the murder was committed elsewhere and her body was brought to Guildford.
A 52-year-old man with links to the Finsbury Park, North London area was arrested on Tuesday (24 August), on suspicion of murder. A 51-year-old man from Hackney was also arrested on conspiracy to commit murder. They remain in custody.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: “From further enquiries, we believe that the body was left at the location in the early hours of Monday morning between 0300 and 0430. We are appealing to the public who may have been in the area around that time and have any further information or dashcam footage to contact us as they may be able to assist us with this investigation.
DCI Vickers added: “I would also like to reassure local residents that we believe the two men we have arrested were known to the victim, and continue to reassure the Surrey public that there is a dedicated team of officers working tirelessly on this investigation to ensure that whoever is responsible for this heinous crime is brought to justice.”
If you saw any vehicles or person(s) behaving suspiciously in the areas and times mentioned, or if you have any dashcam, CCTV or smart doorbell footage that may help our investigation, please contact us quoting PR/45210089588 respectively, via:
• Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
• Calling us on 101
Alternatively, you can submit information through our Major Incident Public Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4521K50-PO1