May 22 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 3, 2012
Detectives searching for missing oil executive Carole Waugh have found the body of a woman in a lock-up garage in London.
The woman’s body was found last night in Lime Court, New Malden, south-west London, Scotland Yard said.
Millionairess Miss Waugh, 50, has not been seen by her family since mid-April and was reported missing on May 7.
Concerns over her safety grew after a man impersonating her brother tried to sell her central London flat.
Earlier this week police detained a 47-year-old man on suspicion of kidnap and conspiracy to defraud and subsequently on suspicion of murder.
A warrant for further detention was granted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, Scotland Yard said, and the suspect remains in custody at a south London police station.
To date, 10 arrests have been made in connection with the investigation.
The body will be formally identified after a post-mortem examination at Kingston mortuary later today.
Detectives said Ms Waugh, who previously lived in Libya, met men through a variety of internet dating websites and were investigating the possibility that she might have worked as an escort.