Teenager Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering Woman Whose Body Was Found In A Stream

Sara C Nelson
Keeley Bunker was last seen at 4am on Thursday 

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a young woman’s body was discovered in Staffordshire.

Police said the 19-year-old was found dead after officers went to Roman Way in Tamworth shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

The young woman is believed to be Keeley Bunker who was last seen at 4am on Thursday in Leyfields, Tamworth. She is believed to have attended a concert featuring rapper Aitch, who performed in Birmingham on Wednesday night.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, the force added.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they received reports of someone in the water near Edgar Close and sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

The woman was found when they arrived, but the ambulance service said nothing could be done to save her.

Police at the scene after the discovery 

At the scene on Friday, forensic officers in white overalls could be seen in an area of Wigginton Park just off Edgar Close.

Floral tributes were laid at the scene on Friday afternoon as friends addressed heartfelt messages to a young woman named “Keeley” – with one giving her the nickname “Bunker Face”.

One message left at the scene read: “Keeley, sending you all my love, you will be missed by all. Rest well xox.”

Another said: “Keeley, I am going to miss you so so so much. Your laugh, smiley face and through and through beautiful soul!

“You are going to be missed by everyone lucky enough to have ever met you! Miss you already so much, until we meet again, sleep tight.”

The group who laid the flowers hugged and placed their flowers by a tree before leaving the scene shortly after.

The entrance to the park was cordoned off to the public, and officers stood guard at the scene as forensic officers continued work in three areas.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “It looks as if her body was left in the stream next to some hedges. The area is all cordoned off now.

“It’s really frightening that something like this can happen on your door step. This park is popular with families and children, so it’s really worrying.” 

Police said they have increased their presence in the area as inquiries continue.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course, the force said.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We have cordoned off three areas for forensic examination as work continues to understand the circumstances around the woman’s death.

“We would politely request that people refrain from speculating as to the circumstances of the woman’s death as we continue to investigate.

“We have increased the police presence in the area as our investigations continue.”

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