Suspected body found in woodland just outside Stevenage
- Credit: Archant
A suspected body has been found in woodland just outside Stevenage.
Police were called by a member of the public at 7.43am yesterday (Saturday) who found what they believed to be a body in woodland off of Chadwell Road, in Norton Green.
Officers are in attendance at the scene where a tent has been put up and the area cordoned off, but a Herts police spokesman said no identification has been made at this time.
The discovery comes nearly eight months after a group of police officers with sniffer dogs scoured grassland and woodland in the Norton Green area in a bid to find the body of murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan.
The 20-year-old - who was studying midwifery at the University of Hertfordshire - was last seen alive in Ilford in East London on Boxing Day 2018, and was reported missing on February 7.
You may also want to watch:
Two weeks later, on February 22, this paper accompanied police during the woodland search for Joy's body in Norton Green.
Shofah El-Israel - of Cricklewood, North London - was found guilty of her murder and sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison on August 5 this year, when Judge Michael Soole referred to the 40-year-old's "cruel and cowardly silence about Joy Morgan's final resting place".
- 1 Confirmation that Stevenage Five Guys restaurant is coming soon
- 2 How many people in Stevenage were fined for breaking COVID-19 laws?
- 3 SG1 regeneration officially under way as holding direction is lifted
- 4 Hitchin schoolboy Alex Kirk signs professional deal with Arsenal
- 5 Appeal to sign petition over future of ancient woodland in Stevenage
- 6 New stewards employed to crack down on breaches of COVID-19 regulations
- 7 Man sentenced for smashing garage window, assault and drugs offences
- 8 Do you have memories of Stevenage's Bowes Lyon skate park for history book?
- 9 Coroner rules Joy Morgan death 'unlawful killing' but finds no cause at inquest
- 10 Small business owner shares community plea as COVID-19 robs him of his 'passion'