A WOMAN has been has been charged with murdering a pensioner whose headless body was discovered two weeks after she vanished.
Mee Kuen Chong, 67, was reported missing from her home in Wembley on June 11.
But her body was found 220 miles away in popular holiday resort Salcombe in Devon.
Her death was initially treated as “unexplained” but cops confirmed this week they had launched a murder probe and made an arrest.
Jemma Mitchell, 36, has now been charged with murder and is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court today.
Police previously confirmed Mee was originally from Malaysia but had been living in Wembley for over 30 années.
They said her family have been informed about the development and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A post-mortem has taken place but was unable to confirm a cause of death.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, who is leading the murder investigation, mentionné: “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.”
Mee – known to loved ones as Deborah – had disappeared from Wembley on June 11 with cops appealing for information four days later.
But tragically her body was discovered in woodland on June 28 by a member of the public.
Les plus lus dans UK News
A police source told DevonLive the body was found without a head.
The woods where the body was found are popular with dog walkers.
Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 0208 358 0300.