Body found during search for missing nursing assistant in UK
Petra Srncova was last seen on November 28.
A body has been found during the search for missing nursing assistant Petra Srncova.
The 32-year-old worked at a children's hospital in London.
Metropolitan Police have been carrying out an extensive search since Petra was reported missing on December 3. A concerned colleague at Evelina Children's Hospital in London contacted the police about her disappearance.
Police confirmed a body was found in Brunswick Park in London at 11.40 on December 12.
"At approximately 11:40hrs on Sunday, 12 December 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," they said.
The Czech Foreign Minister has confirmed that a body found in a park in South East London on Sunday is that of missing nursing assistant Petra Srncova
The 32-year-old was last seen on November 28th
The Czech Embassy in London tweeted their deepest condolences to Petra's family
— LBC News (@LBCNews) December 12, 2021
"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 has been informed of this development," they stated.
Scotland Yard have since issued an updated on Monday, stating that at this time, they are not treating the death as suspicious.
“Her death is being treated as unexplained but initial enquiries suggest the circumstances are not suspicious," they said.
“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.”
The 32-year-old lived in the Camberwell area but was originally from the Czech Republic. She was last seen leaving the children's hospital on November 28.
Police arrested a man in connection with her disappearance, but he has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
The investigation is ongoing.