The first photo of a woman murdered in a busy Greenwich Park has been released, as police investigate a “shocking incident”.
The victim has been named as 28-year-old Sabina Nessa of Kidbrook, with a specialist weather police officer supporting her family.
Police made a serious search after being called to Cater Park in Greenwich, south east London, at 5.30pm on Saturday.
But officials say he may have been murdered a day earlier.
Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after his body was found near a community center in Greenwich.
The Met Police said tonight that a post-mortem test conducted at the Greenwich morgue on Monday, September 20 was inconclusive.
Ch Supt Trevor Lowry, responsible for local policing in Greenwich, said: “Our thoughts are first and foremost with Sabina’s family and friends following this shocking incident, and we are going to offer them our support as the investigation progresses. will continue.
“We know this incident will be worrying for those living and working in the community.
“Over the next few days, they can expect to see additional high-visibility patrols around the crime scene as well as in other open locations in the boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich.
“As always, we are working closely with both local authorities to speak to our communities to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep people safe.”
Det Ch Insp Joe Garrity of Specialist Crime Command said: “Sabina was found near the OneSpace Community Center, which we know is a facility that many people use.
“We would ask anyone who was in or around that area and who might have any information to come forward.”
A 40-year-old man arrested in Lewisham on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation for further questioning.
There are several crime scenes and the investigation is on.
Have you seen anyone walking around or doing suspicious things?
Date Ch Inspector Joe Garrity
Garrity said initial inquiries showed that the attack took place on Friday, September 17 at around 8.30, “at a time when the park was used by many people, from dog walkers to joggers.
“Have you seen anyone walking around or acting suspiciously?
“Or, did you see someone rushing out of the area, perhaps running? If you have any information, it’s important that you let us know.
“We are working round the clock to bring justice to this young woman’s family, and we need your help to make it happen.
“Please contact 0208 721 4266, or 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers.”
Laurie said: “We are doing everything we can to support our partners in specialist crime with their investigations.
“Locals can expect to see an increased police presence and high visibility patrols after this shocking incident.
“If you have information that you think might help, please contact the officers on duty and share what you know.
“Communities and the police must work together to tackle violent crime.”