Chong's headless body was found in Devon, 200 miles away from her home

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on the suspicion of Mee Kuen Chong’s murder.

Mee Kuen Chong, 67, was last seen alive in her home area of Wembley, London on 10 June. A missing persons report was issued to the Metropolitan Police one day after.

Chong’s decapitated body was then found in woodland near the coastal town of Salcombe, Devon – over 200 miles away from Wembley.

Anti-race-hate campaign group End the Virus of Racism said it “definitely believed” the attack was “racially motivated.”

Investigators from the Metropolitan Police have now said a woman in London has been arrested on suspicion of the Malaysian woman’s murder.

“A post-mortem examination took place at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on Monday, 28 June. A cause of death has not yet been ascertained,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said this afternoon in a statement.

“On the evening of Tuesday, 6 July a 36-year-old woman was arrested at a residential address in Kilburn on suspicion of murder. She remains in custody at a north London police station.”

“A crime scene remains in place at the address and in South Devon. Police searches are likely to continue over the coming days.”

“Mee was originally from Malaysia but has been living in Wembley for over 30 years. Her family has been updated about this development and are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, who is leading the murder investigation, said, “the discovery of Mee’s body is a tragic development and my thoughts are with her family and friends.”

“At this stage, we are working on establishing the full circumstances surrounding Mee’s death and in particular her movements. I would ask anyone who saw her between Thursday, 10 June and Sunday, 27 June either in London or Devon, who has not yet spoken to police, to please come forward.”

“It is absolutely vital that anyone who may have information about Mee’s movements over this period share what they know to help us fully understand what happened to her.”

An incident room has been set up. Anyone with information should call 0208 358 0300. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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