Petra Srncova: police investigating death of missing nursing assistant say circumstances were ‘not suspicious’

The Met Police said a body was found in Brunswick Park but formal identification has yet to take place

Early investigations into the death of nursing assistant Petra Srncova suggest the circumstances were not suspicious, police said.

Officers found a body in Brunswick Park, in Camberwell, south London, just before lunchtime on Sunday after being called by a member of the public.

It was close to where the 32-year-old was last seen.

The Metropolitan Police said Ms Srncova’s family have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

But the Czech foreign minister, Jakub Kulhanek, has suggested the body found was that of Ms Srncova.

What the Met Police said in a statement about Petra Srncova

In a statement on Monday, the Met said: “Police have been appealing for information to trace missing senior nurse assistant Petra Srncova from Camberwell.

“At approximately 11.40am on Sunday December 12, police were called by a member of the public to reports of the body of a woman that had been found in Brunswick Park, SE5.

“Officers attended and found a woman who was deceased.

“Her death is being treated as unexplained but initial inquiries suggest the circumstances are not suspicious.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“While formal identification awaits, Petra’s family have been informed of this development.”

Petra Srncova last seen on November 28 in Camberwell area

Ms Srncova was last seen at around 8.22pm on November 28 in the Camberwell area after taking two buses there from her place of work at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

She was reported missing by a concerned colleague on December 3.

A man who had been arrested in connection with her disappearance was released on bail earlier on Sunday.

Ms Srncova’s family were said by Harriet Harman MP for Camberwell on Saturday to be “desperately worried”.

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