Headless body found in woods identified as Mee Chong from Wembley

A headless corpse found in woodlands has been identified as a woman from Wembley.

Mee Kuen Chong, aged 67, was reported missing from Wembley on June 11 this year.

The disappearance prompted a social media response from people concerned for her welfare.

Harrow Times: Mee Chong was found in Devon (Photo: SWNS)Mee Chong was found in Devon (Photo: SWNS)

Two weeks after the initial police post, Harrow police shared a fresh appeal on June 24, posting: “Police need your help to find 67 year old Mee Chong who is missing from her home in Wembley.”

Now a headless body found on June 27 in Salcombe, Devon, has been identified as Mrs Chong.

The incident has so far been described as an ‘unexplained death’ and a police source has confirmed that the body was found without a head.

Harrow Times: Police at the scene in Devon (Photo: SWNS)Police at the scene in Devon (Photo: SWNS)

Mrs Chong, also known as Deborah, was originally from Malaysia and said to be living in London since 2004.

Police said they would like to hear from anyone who may have seen her during her disappearance period between June 10 and June 27.

Harrow Times: Police at the scene in Devon (Photo: SWNS)Police at the scene in Devon (Photo: SWNS)

A spokesman said: “Enquiries remain ongoing into an unexplained death after a body was found in a wooded area near Bennett Road, Salcombe, on Sunday June 27.

“A number of enquiries will be carried out in Salcombe over the coming days, and it is likely that the local community will continue to see a high level of police activity.

“We thank them for their support and if anyone has any information please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting reference number 0700 of Sunday 27 June.”

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