Body found of woman in her 50s who was missing for 7 weeks

A MURDER enquiry has been launched after cops found the body of a “missing woman in her 50s” in south London garages on Friday.

Officers are investigating after the chilling discovery was made in Blackheath at around 5pm.

Although the woman is yet to be formally identified, the family of a woman who’s been missing since May 15 have been informed.

A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich mortuary today was not able to establish cause of death, which is being treated as suspicious.

Cops have also set up a cordon at the crime scene which remains in place.

Assistant Detective Chief Inspector David Blair is leading the investigation.

He said: “Although cause of death has not been determined, the woman who was sadly found deceased has injuries suggestive of third party involvement.

“The identity of the victim has not been formally established but we are liaising with the family of a woman in her 50s from south London who was reported as a missing person.

At this stage we are working hard to establish the circumstances of the woman’s death, which is being investigated as a murder.

“Please contact my team if you have information which could help our enquiries.”

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries into the full circumstances continue.

Anyone with information concerning this murder is asked to call police on 0208 721 4961 or via Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.