A MURDER investigation has been launched after a missing woman’s body was found in a shallow grave in London.
Cops started searching for Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, from Richmond, after she failed to turn up for work on Monday, 4 March.
Officers found a body in a shallow grave in a garden in Darell Road, Kew, on Wednesday night.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Although formal identification has not taken place, Laureline’s family have been informed of developments and are being supported by specially trained officers.
“A forensic crime scene is in place and post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
“A murder investigation has been launched by Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.”
A forensic crime scene is in place.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
There had been no arrests.
“The disappearance is highly out of character”
During previous public appeals detectives said Ms Garcia-Bertaux’ disappearance was “highly out of character”.
The French national described herself in online profiles as an executive assistant and a “an experienced creative Marketer with a demonstrated history of successfully working in the clothing, TV and film industries.”
She was last seen at a supermarket in the Manor Circus area of Richmond on Saturday evening.
Ms Garcia-Bertaux also had links to Bournemouth, Camden and Hampton.