Suspect in Alice Gross murder found dead

Alice Gross. Picture: Getty
Alice Gross. Picture: Getty
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POLICE have found a body believed to be that of Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of teenager Alice Gross.

Scotland Yard confirmed that the body was discovered in dense woodland in Hanwell, West London, close to the home Zalkalns shared with his partner and one-year-old child, and less than two miles from where Alice’s body was found.

The 14-year-old girl was last seen walking along the towpath beside the Grand Union Canal near her home. Latvian convicted killer Zalkalns, 41, who has been missing since 3 September, was seen on CCTV cycling past the same spot 15 minutes later.

The body of the schoolgirl, who went missing on 28 August, was recovered from the River Brent in west London on Tuesday.

Zalkalns was reported missing by his partner on 4 September, one week after Alice’s disappearance, after he failed to return home to his flat in Ealing.