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Murder investigation launched in Ealing

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 16:52 BST

[Victim: Serafima Meshaka]

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Ealing.

Police were called at 13:17hrs on Wednesday, 18 September, to a residential address in Haven Green Court, Ealing.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service had attended following concerns about a female resident.

Officers entered the premises and found the body of a 58-year-old-woman; she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A special post-mortem examination was held on Monday, 23 September; the cause of death was found to be head injuries.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place. 

Officers can confirm the woman is Serafima Meshaka, who was born in Russia but had lived in the UK for 28 years. 

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance, Specialist Crime.

DCI Rance said: “At this stage we don’t know what happened to Serafima, who was sadly found dead in her own home. We would appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the address on the evening of Tuesday, 17 September through to the Wednesday lunchtime when she was found to please come forward.

”At this stage we are keeping an open mind about what happened and any possible motive for this attack.”

There have been no arrests at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4266 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.