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Police confirm body found in Alice Gross murder inquiry is suspect

Scotland Yard said a body found in Boston Manor Park, west London, on Saturday has been formally identified as that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the Alice Gross murder investigation.

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Further tests carried out today on body of Alice Gross

Further tests will be carried out on the body of murder victim Alice Gross, after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

The body of the 14-year-old schoolgirl, who went missing on August 28, was recovered from the River Brent in west London on Tuesday.

The post-mortem at Uxbridge mortuary took two days due to the "complex nature" of the investigation, Scotland Yard said.

In a statement, police said:

The post-mortem examination into the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross has now concluded.

No cause of death has been given at this time and further tests are required.

– Scotland Yard

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