Police issue fresh call for witnesses in Mee Kuen Chong murder case

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Police issue fresh call for witnesses in Mee Kuen Chong murder case

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Police are appealing for witnesses who may have walked through the Bennett Road area of Salcombe prior to Mee Kuen Chong's body being discovered on Sunday, 27 June. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to assist the investigation into the murder of Mee Kuen Chong, 67, which is being led by the Metropolitan Police.

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward who may have walked through the Bennett Road area of Salcombe on the 25th or 26th June 2021 or may have seen any suspicious activity on Bennett Road, Salcombe on the 27 June 2021.

Mee Chong, who was also known as Deborah, was originally from Malaysia but had been living in the Wembley area of London since 2004.

At approximately 5pm on Sunday, 27 June, Mee Chong’s body was located in a wooded area near Bennett Road. Mee Chong was last seen in London on Thursday, 10 June, and reported missing to the Metropolitan Police on Friday, 11 June.

A forensic post-mortem examination has now been completed and police are treating the death as murder. Crime scenes remain in place at two residential premises in North West London and police searches are likely to continue over the coming days.

Jemma Mitchell, 36, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, was arrested on Tuesday, 6 July, and charged with Mee Chong’s murder. Jemma appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 13 July, and is currently on remand. A murder investigation is being run by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “The discovery of Mee’s body is a tragic development and my thoughts are with her family and friends. At this stage, we are working on establishing the full circumstances surrounding Mee’s death and in particular her movements.

“I would ask anyone to come forward that may have seen any suspicious activity on Bennett Road, Salcombe on the 27th June 2021 and any persons who have walked through that area on the 25 or 26 June 2021, who has not yet spoken to police, to please come forward.

"It is absolutely vital that anyone who may have information about Mee’s movements over this period share what they know to help us fully understand what happened to her.”

An incident room has been set up. Anyone with information should call 0208 358 0300. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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