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Family plea for help to catch killer

PUBLISHED: 22:48 07 June 2005 | UPDATED: 05:54 02 March 2010

A MEMBER of Inga Losiene's family was today set to make an emotional appeal for information about her final movements.

Police have now said they are "satisfied" the body found in the boot of a car, at 10.

A DISTRAUGHT father was today set to make an emotional appeal for information about the final movements of his daughter.

Police have said they are "satisfied" the body found in the boot of a car, at 10.30pm on Sunday in Riviera Drive, Southend, is that of the missing mother-of-two Inga Losiene, 32.

Now her father, Aleksas Chmieliauskas, 56, has travelled from Lithuania to urge people to come forward to help detectives with their murder probe.

His late daughter had been missing since May 27, while her partner, Farik Farukh, has not been seen since May 29.

Pleas to Ipswich's Iraqi-Kurd community have so far failed to reveal the whereabouts of the 32-year-old.

Detectives are now appealing for help in tracing a red Vauxhall Astra, reg M306 TWE, which belongs to an address in Leicestershire and has links with Ipswich.

Police believe locating the vehicle could hold the key to finding Mr Farukh.

Today, neighbours of the couple, of York Road, Southend, spoke of their shock at the developments in what began as a missing persons' inquiry.

Ricky Andrews, 43, of York Road, said: "Our children played with each other as they're about the same age.

"We often saw them around and they always smiled and said hello."

Mr Farukh had recently bought some skates for him and the children and they were often seen playing in the street. The children had also recently been bought new bikes.

Mr Andrews' wife Debbie, 43, added: "The children were always happy. They bought them a new trampoline a couple of weeks ago.

"Inga always used to walk the little boy to school. If we bought their children sweets then they would always buy our kids some back."

The alarm was raised after Mr Farukh did not collect his partner's children from the babysitter in the Essex town, on May 29. It is known he had driven to Ipswich prior to this, before getting a train back to Southend.

Anyone with information about Mr Farukh is asked to call Essex police on 01268 775588.

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