LONDON, United Kingdom—The headless body of 67-year-old Mee Kuen Chong was found in a wooded area near Bennett Road, Salcombe, Devon, at around 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Originally from Malaysia, Chong lived in the Wembley area of London since 2004, according to the Evening Standard. She was last seen in London on June 10 and reported missing to the Metropolitan Police the following day.
A spokesman for the police stated Mrs. Chong’s body may have been in the woods “for some days.”
“Police are investigating the circumstance around Mrs. Chong’s death and are now appealing for information from the public to help trace her last movements,” the spokesman stated.
“They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Mrs. Chong between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 27.
“This would include any hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation where she may have stayed and also from anyone who knows why she was in Salcombe.
“A number of inquiries will be carried out in Salcombe over the coming days, and it is likely that the local community will continue to see a high level of police activity.