The Metropolitan police said they have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of the primary school teacher, Sabina Nessa.
The body of the 28-year-old was found in Cator Park in south-east London, just a five-minute walk to her house.
Police believe she may have been killed while walking through the park to her home around 8:30pm on Friday. Her body was found the next day. `
According to the Met Police, the man was arrested at an address in Lewisham, south-east London. He is being kept in police custody pending further investigations.
Detectives working on the case have also released images of a missing vehicle and of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the murder.
The CCTV images of the man shows him walking in Pegler Square the night Nessa was killed. Officers suspect the man may have had access to the silver vehicle in one of the images released.
Appeal for Information
Police have asked for information from the public about the man and or the vehicle to help with investigations.
DCI Neil John, from the Met’s specialist crime command, said:
Our team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for Sabina’s murder and this has included an extensive trawl of CCTV, work which remains ongoing. We would ask anyone – especially those in Kidbrooke and the wider area of Lewisham and Greenwich – to take a careful look at these images to check whether you know who this man is or have seen him over recent days.
Any information as to his identity or whereabouts could be vital for our investigation, so we are asking you to share this image far and wide to ensure as many people as possible see it.
Police had previously arrested a man in his 40s on murder suspicions, but he was released under further investigation.
A candlelit vigil will be held tomorrow evening in Pegler Square in memory of Nessa.