Police reveal face of murdered woman, 32, found dead in a house in Leicester as detectives search for clues to silver car driver who ‘spoke to her before she disappeared’
- Smita Mistry, 32, was found dead on March 23 at home in Saffron Lane, Leicester
- Police have arrested a 36-year-old man who knows the woman on suspicion of murder
- They also shared a photo of the woman today to try to track down another man
Police in Leicester have shared a photo of a woman whose body was found in a house in Leicester earlier this week.
Smita Mistry, 32, was found on Tuesday March 23 in a property in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester.
Detectives will remain in the area tonight as the investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death continues.
In a statement issued along with the photograph of Mrs. Mistry – who was also known as a Smita Saunders – Leicestershire police said: ‘After a phone call to the police on Tuesday at 8:07 pm, Smita was found by officers in a property. in Gedge Way.
It was confirmed that Smita, who was also known as Smita Saunders, had sadly passed away. An investigation was opened into Smita’s death, and after an initial investigation, a 36-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police released photo of Smita Mistry – the woman whose body was found in a house in Leicester earlier this week
He is currently in police custody. It is believed that the man in custody was known to Smita.
“Since Tuesday evening, research has continued into camera surveillance, from house to house and speaking with witnesses.”
Police have also appealed to information from people who have been in contact with Smita between last Friday and the day her body was discovered.
Investigators want to track down a man who was driving a ‘light-colored, possibly silver’ car that was parked in the area around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 21.
Police said, “It is believed that Smita spoke to the driver at the time. A camera image of the car has also been released by the police.
Detective Inspector Nicole Main, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “We continue to call on people who have recently been in contact with Smita to contact us.
As part of this investigation, we have now been able to release an image of Smita.
During this investigation, specialist agents have provided full support to Smita’s family as we continue to establish the full circumstances of this case.
Detectives will remain in the area tonight as the investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death continues
They want to trace a man who drove a ‘light-colored, possibly silver’ car that was parked nearby on Sunday, March 21 at around 8:20 pm.
Anyone who has been in the Gedge Way area between Friday, March 19 and Tuesday evening, March 23, is also urged to think back to anything you have seen or heard that might help with our questions and to contact us , if you did. not yet done.
If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area during this time and have not contacted us yet, please get in touch.
Thank you to everyone who has assisted us with our questions to date, as well as people in the community for your continued support and cooperation.
“Our team has worked tirelessly this week to investigate this matter and we remain committed to getting the answers we need for Smita’s family.”
People can also leave information online or contact the Leicstershire police on 101, citing incident 621 of 23 March.