After finding the body of a serving police community support officer in a woodland area, police are treating the death as murder.
On April 27, police found the remains of Julia James in Akholt Wood, Snowdown, near Dover. The victim, 53, worked as a PCSO with Kent Police. Her body was half a mile away from her home.
Assistant Chief Constable Peter Ayling said it is “a tough day for many” on the force after losing “one of our own”. However, police are yet to report how the mother of two died.
Police are investigating numerous lines of inquiries relating to her death. Officers continue to search the surrounding woodlands area. People around the area are urged to come forward with information. Police advise residents to stay vigilant during the ongoing investigation.