Owami Davies: Three arrested on suspicion of murder in search of nursing student

Three men suspected of murder have been arrested by detectives searching for Owami Davies, a student nurse who went missing in London nearly a month ago.

Ms Davies, 24, from Grays, Essex, was last seen at 12.03am on July 7 on Derby Road, West Croydon after leaving her family home on July 4.

The Metropolitan Police said two men, aged 23 and 27, were arrested in the Croydon area on August 1 on suspicion of murder, who remain in custody at a south London police station. A third man, 31, was also arrested on suspicion of murder on August 2 and remains in custody.

The case remains a missing person investigation and the priority is to find Ms Davies, they added.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are currently at a Derby Road property as part of their investigation into Owami’s disappearance, police said.

In a July 31 statement, Detective Marie Spear, from the South London Missing Persons Unit, said: “Owami was in a vulnerable condition when she was last seen and we need the public’s help in piecing together her movements the night she disappeared.

Police together with “detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are now carrying out inquiries to locate Owami Davies, 24, as they have the resources and expertise to carry out a complex investigation”.

Anyone with information about Davies’ whereabouts is asked to call police on 101, tweet @MetCC quoting reference 22MIS025307, or contact the charity Missing People on 116 000.

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Brandon D. James