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Police name man whose body was dumped 55 miles from where he went missing

A man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of Duane Denny whose photo has now been released by police as they appeal for more information

Duane Denny’s body was found in Erith, east London, on Wednesday

A photo of Duane Denny, whose body was found dumped in London weeks after he went missing in Reading, has been released by police appealing for information.

A 47-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remanded in custody while on Saturday a woman, aged 48, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The woman has been released on bail until October 14.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who had any contact with Mr Denny since August 10 and have published a picture of him to help the appeal.

Thames Valley Police said a body was found in Erith, east London, on Wednesday and identified as Mr Denny on Friday.



Detectives would like to speak with anyone who had any contact with Mr Denny since August 10
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He had been reported missing on August 24 and the force launched an investigation.

Officers arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of his murder on Thursday night.

Mr Denny’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Blaik said: “I want to hear from anyone who saw or had any contact with the victim, 46-year-old Duane Denny at any time from Tuesday 10th August onwards. If you saw or spoke to Denny in person or on the phone then we want to hear from you.

“To help jog memories, we are releasing a picture of Denny, with the permission of his family, who are being supported by specially trained Family Liaison Officers. Our thoughts remain with his family at this extremely difficult time.

“If you have any information, you can leave the details on our website or call 101 to speak to a call handler. Please quote reference number 2283 (14/9). Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



The body found in Erith was identified as Mr Denny on Friday
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There is a scene watch in place at Hadrian Walk in Reading, said Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Major Crime Unit.

“We have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a person in London,” he said.

“The investigation is in its early stages and we are conducting thorough inquiries in order to establish what has happened.

“There is a scene watch currently in place in Hadrian Walk in Reading and so you may see an increased police presence in the local area whilst our inquiries continue.

“If anyone has any concerns or has information we would advise them to speak to one of our uniformed officers.”


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