esmaspäev, juuli 17, 2006

Estonian Jogger Missing in London

Bad news. UK authorities searching for Egeli Rasta, a 27-year-old woman from Estonia, have found a body on the Mitchum Common in South London.

Sadly, they may need dental records from Estonia to determine whether or not the body belongs to Rasta:

Egeli Rasta, a 27-year-old Estonian shop assistant, was reported as missing on July 4th after failing to return from a run on Mitcham common in south-west London.

Now the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a search conducted on Saturday evening has revealed a body, which forensic experts are now seeking to establish as the missing Ms Rasta.

'Officers investigating the disappearance of Egeli Rasta… discovered a body on Mitcham Common at approx 20:30 BST [on Saturday] ,' the Met said in a statement.

'We are unable at this early stage to confirm if the body is that of a male or female… a post-mortem will be arranged in due course.'

Media reports describe an extremely thorough search by police of Mitcham common, with divers scouring ponds, teams searching the ground and officers approaching members of the public with her photograph.

Police established that Ms Rasta had gone jogging after only one of her two pairs of trainers was found in the flat at Mitcham where she lived.

A man in his 20s, who the Met said 'remains in custody at a south London police station,' is not thought to be the man whom Ms Rasta was in a relationship with at the time of her disappearance.

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liina ütles ...

I read about it this morning... We live only a few km-s from Mitcham Common... good thing I don't go jogging... and I'm not blonde... but it's creepy anyway...