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Missing Indian-origin woman found murdered in London

A 30-year-old Indian-origin woman, missing for nearly a fortnight, was found murdered on wasteland near London’s Heathrow airport. The Scotland Yard has appealed to the public for information about the incident.

Pardeep Kaur was reported missing by a relative last month, after she failed to turn up for work. Metropolitan Police murder detectives took over the investigation and formally identified the body last week.

Kaur, who was married and worked as a hotel housekeeper, was last seen alive on October 16. Her body was found by the police nearly a week after and it is believed she was strangled by a stranger on her way back home from work in south-west London.

"We have carried out extensive CCTV and house-to-house enquiries piecing together information about Pardeep's last known movements. A key line of enquiry for this investigation continues to be that Pardeep was attacked by a stranger on her walk to work that morning, and sadly, was most likely murdered before she was reported missing," said Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

He added: "We are releasing a CCTV still showing Pardeep on her way home from work on Sunday, 16 October the day before she went missing. It shows her wearing the same clothing and carrying the same handbag that she had on the morning she went missing.

"We are yet to find Pardeep's handbag," he added. 
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