New image released to help solve 2004 mystery of woman found dead at foot of Wembley Point tower block

The identity of a young woman found at the foot of a tower block in northwest London exactly 18 years ago could finally be solved, investigators hope.

The unknown woman is believed to have fallen from the 21st floor of Wembley Point, a triangular office building now known as the WEM Tower London, into the River Brent on the morning of Friday, 29 October 2004.

Locate International, a UK charity dedicated to solving missing person cases, has released a new image of an artist's impression of her in a bid to help identify her.

It also released images of some of the possessions she left behind, including a distinctive painting.

Witnesses had seen the woman distressed in a lift in the building, and she was later seen in a cafe on the top floor.

There, a distinctive 2ft x 1ft oil painting was found, depicting two figures and a number of faces, with an empty white gap in the middle, as well as a black carrier bag with the lettering "CPNY".

She also left behind £5.20 in cash, a used packet of Marlboro cigarettes, a copy of The Guardian, and a seven-day bus pass issued at 7.07am on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 on Seven Sisters Road.

Buried in a common grave with no name

Her body was found just after 9am.

She has since been buried in a common grave with no name.

The woman was black, aged between 20 and 40, and was between 5ft 1in and 5ft 3in tall.

According to Locate International, she was wearing a maroon bomber zip-up jacket with fabric cuffs, made from a shiny plastic material.

She wore a black leather glove on her right hand and a very thin black polo neck jumper. Over the top of this, she wore a claret crew neck jumper.

She wore black tights, trousers and black Skechers boots with a zip and buckle on the sides, a stud in the right ear and a watch with a black strap and silver face. She wore two rings: one white/silver metal ring on her ring finger on her right hand (cowrie shell shape) and a silver ring on her left hand's little finger.

'We don't know who she is'

Locate International is calling on those who worked in the tower block at the time to come forward.

Dave Grimstead, founder, and CEO of the charity, said: "The only thing we don't know is who Wembley Point Woman is, or how she came to be at that location at that time.

"If you have any information that might help - no matter how small - it might be crucial to finally solving this sad case.

"We know Wembley Point Woman is buried in Carpenders Park Lawn Cemetery, near Watford, in a common grave with no name.

"We're confident that you can help us find that name, 18 years on."

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