Murdered Colchester woman identified

POLICE in Essex have today identified the woman found murdered in a river as Helen Maughan.The half-naked body of the 24-year-old from Propelair Way, Colchester, was spotted by a member of the public in the River Colne, close to Colchester town centre on Sunday morning.

POLICE in Essex have today identified the woman found murdered in a river as Helen Maughan.

The half-naked body of the 24-year-old from Propelair Way, Colchester, was spotted by a member of the public in the River Colne, close to Colchester town centre on Sunday morning.

Last night Essex Police confirmed they had arrested a 36-year-old man from the Colchester area on suspicion of murder.

He is currently being questioned by detectives.


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Anyone who has information about the incident or who knew Helen's whereabouts between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning should call police on 01279 641188.

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