Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives searching for Owami Davies, a student nurse who went missing in London almost a month ago.
The 24-year-old Ms Davies of Grays, Essex was last seen on 7 July at 00:03 on Derby Road, West Croydon after having left her family home on 4 July.
The Metropolitan police said that two men, 23 and 27, were arrested in the Croydon area on 1 August on suspicion of murder, who remain remain in custody in a police station in south London. A third man, 31, was also arrested on suspicion of murder on 2 August and remains in custody.
The case remains a missing person investigation and the priority is finding Ms Davies, they added.
Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are currently at a property in Derby Road as part of their enquiries into Owami’s disappearance, police said.
In a statement on 31 July, detective Constable Marie Spear, from the Missing Persons Unit in south London, said: ‘Owami was in a vulnerable state when she was last seen and we need the public’s help in piecing together her movements on the night she went missing.’
Police at the same time that ‘detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are now leading enquiries to locate 24-year-old Owami Davies because they have the resources and expertise required for a complex investigation’.
Anyone with information about Davies’ whereabouts is asked to call the police on 101, tweet @MetCC quoting reference 22MIS025307, or contact the charity Missing People on 116 000.