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Death of Maria Rawlings: 20-year-old man arrested for murder after finding her body in the Romford shrubs | UK News

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman found dead in a bush, police said.

The body of mother-of-two Maria Rawlings, 45, of Chelmsford, Essex, was found in Little Heath, Romford, east London, by a man walking his dog around 2 p.m. last Tuesday.

She had attended King George Hospital in Goodmayes, Ilford, before she died and was last seen walking on Barley Lane towards the A12.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday and taken to East London Police Station for questioning.

Chief Detective Inspector David Hillier, Metropolitan Police, said: “My thoughts remain with Maria’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“I continue to ask anyone with information to contact the police through the incident room on 020 8345 3865; via 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD3551 / 4May.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 10:59:00