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Petra Srncova: nursing assistant was not murdered, say police

Nursing assistant Petra Srncova had been missing for two weeks when her body was found in a London park; police say she was not murdered but her death remains unexplained

Nursing assistant Petra Srncova had been missing for two weeks when her body was found in a London park; police say she was not murdered but her death remains unexplained

A missing children’s nursing assistant whose body was found in a London park was not murdered, police have said.

Police rule out murder after nurse’s body found in London park

Petra Srncova, who worked as a nursing assistant at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, disappeared on 28 November after leaving her shift and getting two buses home.

A concerned colleague later reported her missing on 3 December. The 32 year old’s body was found in Brunswick Park in Camberwell on Sunday 12 December

Nursing assistant Petra Srncova had been missing for two weeks when her body was found in a London park; police say she was not murdered but her death remains unexplained

Photo of children's nurse Petra Srncova
Petra Srncova's body was found on 12 December

A missing children’s nursing assistant whose body was found in a London park was not murdered, police have said.

Police rule out murder after nurse’s body found in London park

Petra Srncova, who worked as a nursing assistant at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, disappeared on 28 November after leaving her shift and getting two buses home.

A concerned colleague later reported her missing on 3 December. The 32 year old’s body was found in Brunswick Park in Camberwell on Sunday 12 December after police received a call from a member of the public.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed on Friday that Ms Srncova, originally from the Czech Republic, was not murdered following a post-mortem.

A man arrested last week in connection with her disappearance has been released on bail pending further inquiries, the Met Police added.

Death is unexplained but not suspicious

The Met said in a statement: ‘Her death is being treated as unexplained but initial inquiries suggest the circumstances are not suspicious.’

After her body was found, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust tweeted: ‘Our thoughts are with Petra’s family, friends and colleagues at this hugely difficult time. Thank you to everyone who has helped to share the appeal to find Petra.’


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