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A man's due in court this morning charged with the murder of a mother-of-two from south London. A body found in a parked car in Thornton Heath on Saturday was believed to be that of 25-year-old Janelle Duncan-Bailey.
Jerome McDonald of Fairlands Avenue in Croydon is due before Camberwell Green Magistrates later
A man has been charged with the murder of a mother after her body was found in a parked vehicle, Scotland Yard said today.
Jerome McDonald, 30, of Fairlands Avenue in Croydon, south London, is accused of killing Janelle Duncan-Bailey.
The 25-year-old mother of two went missing in south London in the early hours of Wednesday.Officers found her body in a car yesterday afternoon in Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Janelle Duncan-Bailey have found the body of a woman in a vehicle parked in Thornton Heath.
The body has not been formally identified, but police are confident it is the 25-year-old mother-of-two and her next of kin have been informed.
Officers are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen Janelle on Wednesday, 2 January - the last time she was seen.
Detective Chief Inspector Charles King says:
"I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the Limpsfield Avenue area between 5am and 6am to make contact with us.
"Lots of people would have been out and about at that time of the morning, either on their way to work or walking dogs - they may have noticed a woman dressed so distinctively.
"Did you see a black woman wearing a leopard-skin print dress and no shoes? If so, we want to hear from you."
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother of two young children.
Janelle Duncan-Bailey, 25, has not been seen since she went missing in south London in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A 30-year-old man was last night arrested on suspicion of her murder, Scotland Yard said. He was taken to a south London police station, where he remains in custody.
Ms Duncan-Bailey, of Pawsons Road, Thornton Heath, London, left her children - boys aged two and seven - with a friend in Bromley while she attended a family function, police said.
Police are appealing for information to find a 25-year-old mother from Croydon.
Janelle Duncan-Bailey was reported missing on Wednesday morning, after she failed to pick up her two children from a friend's house.
Police say Janelle had gone out the night before and visited her ex-partner's home in the early hours of the morning.
Officers also know that Janelle had visited her former partner's home in Thornton Heathat 4:30am on Wednesday morning. Police were called following a report of a domesticincident.
It is believed she asked to be taken to another friend's address in Limpsfield Avenue, Thornton Heath. She was last seen walking towards flats in Limpsfield Avenue.
She was last seen on Wednesday at about 5am in Thornton Heath and is described as black, 5ft 5, with shoulder length black hair.
Anyone with information call 020 8721 4054.