A woman has been charged with the murder of a London pensioner whose body was found in a forest at a popular Devon holiday resort.

The body of Mee Kuen Chong, known to his friends as Deborah, was discovered in Salcombe, Devon on June 27.

The 67-year-old was reported missing from her home in Wembley on June 11 and her death was initially considered unexplained.

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Jenna Mitchell has been charged with the murder of Ms Chong (pictured). Photo: Devon and Cornwall Police

On July 6 a murder investigation was opened and Jenna Mitchell, 36, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, north west London, was arrested that evening on suspicion of murder.

Mitchell appeared in Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, charged with the murder of Ms Chong.

The retiree was originally from Malaysia but had lived in Wembley for over 30 years.

The cause of his death has still not been determined and crime scenes are still in place in two houses in North West London and in the woods of Salcombe.

Mee Kuen Chong was reported missing on June 11.  Pic: Police met
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Ms. Chong was reported missing on June 11. Pic: Police met

Police searches are expected to continue over the next few days, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

Ms. Chong’s family has been updated and is supported by specially trained officers, he added.

Mitchell is scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey on July 13.

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Source: news.sky.com
This notice was published: 2021-07-10 19:48:00

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