Lea Adri-Soejoko murder: Man, 40, arrested after grandmother found dead in allotment lock-up

Fiona Simpson
Popular grandmother: Lea Adri-Soejoko was killed

A man has been arrested over the murder of an 80-year-old woman found dead in a lock-up at allotments in north London.

Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, was located by police less than 30 minutes after being reported missing from her home by relatives in the early hours on Tuesday.

Members of the Colindale Allotment Garden Association, where she was secretary, had contacted family members on Monday evening when she failed to attend a meeting.

Mrs Adri-Soejoko was discovered in a lock-up shed, for which she had a key, which was used by members of the association as an office and to store their garden tools.

Police arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Friday.

He is being held at a London police station, Scotland Yard said.

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday but detectives refused to disclose how Mrs Adri-Soejoko died.

Neighbours described the mother-of-three as “well-liked” and “a pillar of the community”.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact police at the incident room on 020 8785 8099, via 101 or @MetCC.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.