Officers investigating the murder of Alice Gross have today, Saturday, 4 October found a body in Boston Manor Park.
Although no formal identification has been made early indications suggest the body may be that of Arnis Zalkalns. We have updated his partner and a Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is supporting her.
The badly decomposed body was found by officers in dense woodland at 1400hrs as part of their ongoing search. Due to the nature of the surrounding area specialist resources will be required to assist with the recovery of the body which will not take place until tomorrow.
Boston Manor Park is cordoned off whilst officers conduct a thorough search to ensure that all evidential opportunities are secured. This will take some time given the nature of the scene.
Alice’s family have been informed of today’s developments.
Although Arnis Zalkalns had been identified as a suspect in the Alice Gross murder investigation, enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding this crime.
Officers are still searching for evidence, and once again appeal to the public for any information that could assist them.
We again thank the public and media for helping us with this ongoing investigation. In particular we are grateful for the support of the local community in Ealing.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact us on 0208 358 0100.
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