A murder investigation has been launched in Richmond after the body of a woman was found.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, from Richmond, was reported missing after she did not turn up for work on Monday, March 4.

During the late evening of Wednesday, March 7, officers located a body in a shallow grave in a garden in Darell Road, Kew.

Although formal identification has not taken place, Laureline's family have been informed of developments and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A forensic crime scene is in place.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

There had been no arrests made at the time of publishing.

A murder investigation has been launched by Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4439/05MAR

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.