mother-of-two whose physique was found in shrubbery in Romford was murdered, police have stated.
Maria Jane Rawlings, 45, from Chelmsford was found by a canine walker at 2pm on Tuesday in Little Heath.
A autopsy examination at Walthamstow Mortuary on Wednesday gave a preliminary trigger for Ms Rawlings’ dying as neck compression and potential blunt pressure head trauma.
Police stated the sufferer’s household are conscious of her dying and are being supported by specialist officers.
Officers are persevering with to look at the crime scene and can stay within the space within the coming days.
Ms Rawlings attended Kings Georges Hospital in Goodmayes, Ilford on the night of Monday, 3 Could. She then left the hospital and made her means on foot to Barley Lane within the path of the A12.
Police consider that somebody could have approached her on this highway.
Her physique was discovered the following day in Little Heath, Romford.
Ms Rawlings’ dying comes only a week after PCSO Julia James was bludgeoned to dying whereas she was out strolling her Jack Russell Toby, in Akholt Wooden, close to Aylesham, Kent.
Ms James additionally died of blunt trauma to the pinnacle after being attacked on April 27.
Detective Chief Inspector David Hillier, who’s main the investigation, stated: “My group and I are working across the clock, following quite a few enquiries in our work to determine what occurred to Maria. Her household are understandably distraught and we’re doing all we are able to to assist them as they start to come back to phrases with their loss.
“Now I’m asking for the general public to assist us. I wish to hear from anybody who knew Maria and is aware of about the place she had been and who she had been associating with.
“Have you ever seen her within the space within the firm of one other particular person? Had you lately heard or seen a disturbance or battle within the space however didn’t suppose it important on the time? You may need sprint cam or doorbell footage that would have captured her – please consider carefully and, in the event you can assist, contact police.”
Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, BCU Commander for Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge, stated: “I perceive the considerations round security that may come up from this, notably from girls, and we’ve got elevated patrols within the space from our native policing groups.
“Neighborhood security stays a excessive precedence and I urge anybody who has any considerations to talk to my officers whenever you see them or contact us.”
There have been no arrests; enquiries into the circumstances stay ongoing.
Anybody with info is requested to contact police by way of the incident room on 020 8345 3865; by way of 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD3551/4May.