Scotland Yard has identified the second Canning Town victim found in a freezer in an east London flat, as Henriett Szucs, 34, originally from Hungary, who had not been heard from in three years
Detectives investigating the discovery of two women in a freezer in Canning Town have identified the second victim as Henriett Szucs, 34, who had not been heard from for three years.
Police confirmed tonight despite no one having heard from Henriett since the summer of 2016, she was never reported missing to them
Her remains were found along with missing mum Mary Jane Mustafa’s in a freezer in an east London flat.
Scotland Yard earlier confirmed the Hungarian national’s identity as detectives continue to try to piece together whether the women had any connection to one another and how they came to their grisly end in a freezer only a few feet wide.
Henriett was originally from Hungary and had lived in the UK for several years, but had no fixed address, police said.
Although no formal identification had yet taken place, her family is “devastated” by the news, the Metropolitan Police said.
Officers had last week confirmed the identity of the other woman found in the freezer was Mihrican Mustafa, 38, also known as ‘Mary Jane’ and ‘MJ.’
A murder inquiry was launched last month when the frozen bodies of two women were found in a chest freezer at the rundown flat in Canning Town, east London.
Polce said today the last time Henriett had been heard from was nearly three years ago in the summer of 2016 and they have appealed for information from anyone who had been in contact with her.
Mother-of-three Mary Jane had also been missing for almost a year before her body was found in the freezer.
She had left home last May with only her phone and £3 and vanished.
Police had been trying to trace Mary Jane, who lived in and frequented the Canning Town area, after her family had reported her missing.
Post mortem examinations had been carried out on both women’s remains, the Met said.
“While no formal cause of death has been established, these have confirmed that MJ and Henriett suffered multiple injuries. Further tests are being carried out,” the Met said in a statement this evening.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:“Today we have been able to confirm to Henriett’s family that she is sadly one of the women found in the property at Vandome Close.
“They are of course devastated and we would ask for their privacy to be respected. MJ’s family continue to try to come to terms with their loss and we have specialist officers supporting both families.
“Now we know Henriett’s identity, we would appeal for anyone with information about her and in particular her association with the address in Vandome Close where she was found to come forward.
“We understand she was last heard from in the summer of 2016 when she spoke to somebody she knew in Hungary on the phone; we need to establish if that was the last known contact with Henriett and I would ask anyone who heard from her after that time to contact my team.
“We also continue to also ask for help to piece together the last movements of MJ’s life. We need to build up a full picture of both of these women’s lives, whether they knew each other, who they associated with and what they were doing in and around Vandome Close and the Canning Town area.
“The way in which they died is truly shocking and our heart goes out to these women’s friends and families.”
The Met has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct in keeping with protocol as Mary Jane was a missing person.
Zarhid Younis, 34, has been remanded in custody charged with two counts of preventing a lawful and decent burial.
A man, 50, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.