UK Police Find Body in South London Park Connected to Disappearance of Petra Srncova
19:45 GMT 12.12.2021 (Updated: 20:48 GMT 12.12.2021)
The Metropolitan Police Service in London, England, have identified a body that is believed to be the missing nurse assistant, Petra Srncova.
Police were called to the scene at Brunswick Park, SE5, a park in Camberwell, south London, on Sunday, December 12, at 11:40 and according to reports remain at the scene. Srncova lived in Camberwell.
Metropolitan Police have not confirmed if the body is that of is Petra Srncova, but released a statement saying, “At this early stage, the woman’s death is being treated as unexplained. While formal identification awaits, Petra’s family have been informed of this development.”
Petra was reported missing by a colleague on December 3rd and was last seen on November 28 at 10:22 p.m.
On Sunday, a man who was arrested in connection with her disappearance was released on bail.
Over the previous week, police had become increasingly concerned over Srncova's whereabouts. It has been reported that her family in the Czech Republic had not heard from her. Harriet Harman, her constituency MP, pleaded to the public to come forward if they had any information.
Srncova is a senior nurse assistant at Evelina London children’s hospital.