Detectives have discovered human remains in a north-west London park during the hunt for missing Agnes Akom.
They said they have informed the family of the Hungarian national of the grim find. They are being supported by specially trained officers.
Ms Akom, also known as Dora , moved to the UK three years ago and was reported missing on May 11.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, senior investigating officer from the Met’s Specialist Crime North, said: “The discovery of human remains by my colleagues searching the area is both shocking and deeply disturbing for everyone concerned, in particular for Agnes’s family who continue to be supported by specialist officers. I request that their privacy is respected as this very difficult time.
“I expect my team and forensic colleagues to remain at Neasden Recreation Park for some days to come as they maintain the scene and complete their site examinations.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience as we continue with our enquiries in the recreation ground.”
*Neculai Paizan, 63, from Notting Hill, was arrested in connection with Agnes Akom’s disappearance on May 18 and charged with her murder on May 23. He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on August 6.