Police searching for missing oil executive Carole Waugh have discovered a body in a south London lock-up garage.
Formal identification has yet to take place but her family, including her brother Chris who lives in Penrith, have been warned to expect the worst. A post mortem will take place later today.
Ms Waugh, 50, has not been seen since Mid-April. Fears for her safety grew after a man posing as her brother tried to sell her London home.
Earlier this week a 47 year old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and conspiracy to defraud. He is now being held on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody at a south London police station. A warrant for further detention was granted at Croydon Magistrates' Court yesterday, Scotland Yard said.
Ms Waugh, of Harrowby Street, central London, was reported missing by her family on May 7.
The last reported sighting of her was in central London three days earlier.
The items are a Cartier ring, a white gold bracelet, a yellow gold bracelet and a yellow gold necklace, which are all in the same style. The missing jewellery has yet to be found.