Metropolitan Police Identify Victim Found in Croydon Park, Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Sarah Mayhew’s Murder Case

The Metropolitan Police have released the identity of the woman whose remains were discovered last week in a Croydon Park. Identified as 38-year-old Sarah Mayhew from Croydon, the victim’s family is receiving support from specially trained family liaison officers.

Following the grim discovery on Rowdown Fields in New Addington, two individuals, a 44-year-old man, and a 48-year-old woman, were apprehended on suspicion of Sarah’s murder and are currently in custody as the investigation unfolds.

Police Statements and Community Reassurance

Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, leading the investigation, expressed condolences to Sarah’s family, emphasizing the tragic nature of the incident.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, responsible for policing in Croydon, sought to reassure the local community amidst the distress caused by the incident.

He underscored the visibility of local policing teams and encouraged community members to voice their concerns and queries while expressing gratitude for the public’s cooperation during the investigation.

Ongoing Investigation and Appeal for Information

Post-mortem examinations have commenced as authorities urge individuals with pertinent information to come forward. The public is encouraged to contact the police with any relevant details, quoting reference number 1656/02Apr.

Locals have previously conveyed shock and concern regarding the discovery, with some expressing fear and unease given the proximity of the incident to their residences.

Community Reactions and Past Incidents

Residents in the vicinity shared their apprehension and dismay over the distressing finding, highlighting the perceived safety of their neighborhood despite recent changes.

The incident has drawn attention to the Addington Valley Academy special school adjacent to the site of the discovery, although school staff declined to comment.

This occurrence follows a previous incident in Crystal Palace Park last October, further emphasizing the need for continued vigilance and community support in addressing such incidents.

Continued Updates Awaited

The Metropolitan Police’s investigation into Sarah Mayhew’s tragic death continues, with further updates anticipated as the case progresses.

The local community remains engaged and vigilant as authorities work to ensure justice for the victim and her family.

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