NEWS
07/03/2019 13:37 GMT | Updated 07/03/2019 14:20 GMT

Murder Probe As Body Of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux Is Found In Shallow Grave 3 Days After She Went Missing

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux didn't show up to work on Monday.

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The body of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found in a shallow grave in Kew 

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a 34-year-old woman was found in a shallow grave in a garden in Kew, south west London.

Scotland Yard said Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, from Richmond, was reported missing after she did not turn up for work on Monday.

On Wednesday evening police officers found a body in a shallow grave in a garden in Darell Road, Kew.

The force said Garcia-Bertaux’s family have been told.

There have been no arrests and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Neighbour Bob Bassett, 75, told the Press Association that he knew of Garcia-Bertaux, and would speak to her about her two large dogs.

“She was quiet. I never saw a boyfriend,” he said, adding that as far as he knows she lived in the ground-floor flat alone, and was originally from France.

Another neighbour who did not want to be named said he had previously seen her with a leonberger – a large breed of dog.

He said others on the street have told him they had seen a man visiting the property “now and again”, and added: “I did not see her very much.”