NEWS
28/12/2017 13:44 GMT | Updated 28/12/2017 21:30 GMT

Finsbury Park Murder Investigation: Young Woman Named As Iuliana Tudos

Detectives believe she may have been attacked on Christmas Eve.

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Iuliana Tudos was found dead in Finsbury Park on Wednesday

The young woman found dead in a north London park has been named by police.

Iuliana Tudos, 22, was found on Wednesday inside an outbuilding near a sports pitch in Finsbury Park.

Scotland Yard said she died as a result of a stab wound to the abdomen and a head injury.

Detectives believe she may have been attacked on Sunday, Christmas Eve. A murder investigation has been launched.

No arrests have been made and a crime scene remains in place. Pictures from the scene on Thursday showed a forensic tent and markers next to clothes on a playing field.

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A police tent marks the area where forensic investigators were seen searching for clues on Thursday

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended, but Tudos was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family, who live abroad, have been informed. A post-mortem examination was still ongoing on Thursday evening.

DCI Nicola Wall, from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Iuliana’s body was discovered in an outbuilding next to a sports pitch.

“We believe that she may have been attacked on Saturday, 24 December - Christmas Eve - but we want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in that part of Finsbury Park over the Christmas period.

“We are still trying to piece together a timeline of events and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as regards to a motive”

Anyone with information is requested to call the dedicated incident room on 0208 785 8244, tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.