Woman’s body found in woods in Hounslow

Image above: Donkey Wood Hounslow

61-year old woman found dead in river

Met Police detectives are appealing for information after the body of a 61-year old woman was discovered in a wood in Hounslow.

Police were called at 11.29am on Tuesday (20 December) to Donkey Wood off Staines Road in Hounslow after reports of a body in a river.

Officers attended and the woman from the Feltham area was recovered from the river, where she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although the woman has not been formally identified, police are confident they know who she is. The woman’s family have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.

The death is being treated as unexpected and unexplained and a crime scene is in place. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Any information no matter how relevant could be “vital” say police

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Thrower, of the West Area Command Unit, said:

“We are working hard to narrow down the relevant times, but our enquiries suggest that the relevant dates are on Sunday, 18 or Monday, 19 December. This lady’s car, a silver Ford Fiesta, was later found parked in Roman Close, Feltham.

This road is close to Donkey Wood, just off Staines Road near Baber Bridge. I am asking anyone who saw this car arrive or was in the area of Donkey Wood, particularly near the river Crane, to contact police.

“It does not matter if you don’t think you heard or saw anything relevant, you may still have vital information, so please do contact us. If you don’t want to speak to police you can contact Crimestoppers and they will never ask for your name, but however you choose to make contact please do, we need your help.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 2602/20DEC.

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