The inquest into the death of teenager Alice Gross has formally opened and quickly adjourned until the new year.
There will now be further tests on Alice's body after a post-mortem failed to establish the cause of death.
ITV News reporter Sejal Karia has been following developments from West London Coroners Court.
The inquest into the death of #AliceGross has formally opened and been adjourned at West London Coroners Court.
A cause of death was not established by a post mortem examination and further tests are being carried out #AliceGross
The coroner has adjourned proceedings until the new year to allow those tests and the police investigation to progress #AliceGross
Police previously searched the area where the decomposed body, thought to be that of Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns, was found.
A body thought to be Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns was badly decomposed and could have been in a west London park for a month.
The ex-mother-in-law of a suspect sought over the murder of West London teenager Alice Gross has spoken to ITV News.