The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit has initiated a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in North Hertfordshire.
The body was found in a small car park area between Roe Green and Wallington at approximately 8 pm on Tuesday, November 14. Detectives are currently working to establish the woman’s identity.
The investigation has taken a significant turn with the arrest of a 38-year-old man from Luton. Suspected of abduction and murder, he remains in custody.
A crucial piece of this puzzle is a distinctive white Ford Fiesta with blue stripes registration number ends in DXU, seen in the vicinity of the crime scene on the fateful evening. Police are urgently appealing to the public for witnesses who may have spotted the vehicle driven in the Cat Ditch Road between 6 pm and 8:30 pm on Tuesday.
Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We are working hard to identify the woman and trace her family who will be supported by our specially trained officers.
“As part of our investigation we would like to speak to anyone who saw the pictured vehicle in the Cat Ditch Road area. Please take a look at the image and get in touch if you saw it.
“We believe there a few vehicles of this type in the local area and so I would like to stress that we know the owner of this particular vehicle.
“I particularly want to ask anyone who was driving in the area with a dash cam to check their footage and get in touch if you spot the vehicle.
“If you have any other information that you think may help our investigation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
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