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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Police statement regarding body in Brentford

Police investigating the murder of 14 year old Alice Gross found a body in Brentford today.

A spokesperson has issued the following statement.

Although no formal identification has been made early indications suggest the body may be that of Arnis Zalkalns (pictured above). We have updated his partner and a Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is supporting her.

The badly decomposed body was found by officers in dense woodland at 2pm as part of their ongoing search.

Due to the nature of the surrounding area specialist resources will be required to assist with the recovery of the body which will not take place until tomorrow.

Boston Manor Park is cordoned off whilst officers conduct a thorough search to ensure that all evidential opportunities are secured. This will take some time given the nature of the scene.

Alice's family have been informed of today's developments.

Although Arnis Zalkalns had been identified as a suspect in the Alice Gross murder investigation, enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding this crime.

Officers are still searching for evidence, and once again appeal to the public for any information that could assist them.

The Latvian has not been since since September the 3rd.

He vanished a week after the 14-year-old schoolgirl from Hanwell went missing.

Alice's body was discovered wrapped in plastic in the River Brent on Tuesday almost five weeks after she was last spotted at Brentford Lock.

The body found today will not be moved until tomorrow due to the 'nature of the surrounding area' and the specialist resources required.

Alice's last known movements were reconstructed before her body was found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

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