Detectives looking for a missing oil executive have found a body in a lock-up garage, a day after the search for her became a murder inquiry.
Carole Waugh, 50, originally from Durham, has not been seen by her family since mid-April and concerns for her safety grew after a fraudster tried to sell her central London flat by posing as her brother.
Suspicious financial transactions running to thousands of pounds have also been made using her identity since she vanished, and her Cartier jewellery is missing.
Scotland Yard said a woman's body was found in a car in a garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south west London, on Thursday night and are appealing for information about the blue Volkswagen Golf with the registration number W466 NHL.
Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane said police need to hear from anyone with information on the car, particularly since April, who can assist on where it has been since then, or can advise on anyone with a connection to it.