A woman has been charged with the murder of Mee Kuen Chong whose body was found in woodland two weeks after she went missing.
Jemma Mitchell, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, north-west London, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of Mrs Chong, 67, known to her friends as Deborah.
Ms Mitchell, 36, will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.
Mrs Chong was reported missing from her home in London on June 11 and her body was found in an area of woodland near Bennett Road in Salcombe, South Devon on June 27.
A post-mortem examination took place at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on Monday, June 28.
A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Mrs Chong was originally from Malaysia but had been living in Wembley for over 30 years.
Crime scenes remain in place at two residential premises in North West London and at woodland in South Devon.
Police searches are likely to continue over the coming days, the force said.
Her family has been updated about the new development and is being supported by trained officers.