The mother of a missing student nurse has appealed to her daughter to get in touch with her family and has asked anyone who could help find her to contact the police.
Owami Davies left her family home in Grays, Essex, on 4 July, and was last seen just after midnight in Derby Road, West Croydon, on 7 July.
“I am pleading for anyone who can help find her to contact police”
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed a fourth man, aged 22, was arrested in Croydon last night on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.
Three people have already been arrested in connection with Ms Davies’ disappearance, also on suspicion of murder, but the police say their investigation is a missing person inquiry and is continuing.
The Metropolitan Police have released CCTV images of Ms Davies on the night she was last seen, walking in Derby Road and in a shop.
Officers are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a white van that was parked in Derby Road at that time. Ms Davies crossed the road with a man just as the van drove off.
Police say the driver would have had a good opportunity to see them both, and they are appealing to the driver to come forward.
Her mother, Nicol Davies, said: “There are many friends and family who love and care for Owami and all of them want to see her safe return.
“Owami – if you see this appeal please believe you are not in any trouble, we just want you to come back to us. Please leave a message if you can, to let us know you are okay, we are so very worried about you.”
She added: “This is such a terrible time for all those who love Owami and I am pleading for anyone who can help find her to contact police. Every day we hope to hear the news that Owami is coming back to us. Your help might make it so.”
Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, said: “We are working hard to find Owami but we really do need the public’s help. Owami is very vulnerable and the longer she is missing the more we worry that she has come to harm.
“As a result of extensive CCTV enquiries we have a clearer idea of Owami’s movements, but we still need the public to contact us and tell us what they know.
“We would obviously like to speak to the driver of the white van that passed Owami in Derby Road, but anyone with information should call.”
He added: “Owami’s family are living through a nightmare and are desperate for news. I would ask anyone who thinks they can help to come forward – as the days pass the anxiety of Owami’s family will only get worse and your call could be the one they are praying for.’
The Metropolitan Police can be contacted on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC, quoting reference 22MIS025307.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, via 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.