Body found in Stevenage could be that of murdered Joy Morgan

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Police investigating the murder of missing student Joy Morgan say a body has been found in woodland just outside Stevenage.

It was discovered in Norton Green where police had previously searched for the murdered 20-year-old.

A statement from Hertfordshire Police said: "Police were called by a member of the public at 7.43am on Saturday October 5 to reports of a suspected human body found in woodland off Chadwell Road, Stevenage."

A post-mortem examination will take place on Tuesday Credit: ITV Anglia

The force say one of their lines of enquiry is that the body could be Joy, and that specially-trained officers are supporting her family.

A post-mortem on the body will take place on Tuesday 8 October.

Joy, who was studying midwifery at the University of Hertfordshire, was last seen alive in Ilford in East London on Boxing Day last year.

Shohfah-El Israel, from North London, was found guilty of her murder and sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison.

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Joy was studying to become a midwife

The 40-year-old, who's real name is Ajibola Shogbamimu, has never revealed where he left Joy's body.

Speaking after his sentencing, Joy's mother Carol said: "Give me my baby back, he knows where she is.

"The way I hear it, he was besotted with her ... If he loved her, give her back up to us so I can bury my daughter.

"If I get to see her before I die I'll be very grateful."