Convicted sex offender Neil Maxwell who killed himself is named as prime suspect or murdering 19-yr-old English woman Leah Croucher – – Our News, Your Views

Convicted sex offender Neil Maxwell who killed himself is named as prime suspect or murdering 19-yr-old English woman Leah Croucher

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The prime suspect in the Leah Croucher murder case has been identified by police as sex offender Neil Maxwell.

Maxwell was found dead on April 20, 2019, after taking his own life.

Officials searching for Ms Croucher said Wednesday they found human remains at a home less than half a mile from where she was last seen on February 15, 2019.

Following a whistleblower from a member of the public, forensic experts Monday searched the home on Loxbeare Drive in the Fartton area of ​​Milton Keynes, where Ms Croucher’s backpack and other items were also found. Human remains were discovered in the attic.

When 19-year-old Mrs Croucher disappeared and the expatriate owner of the property was not in the UK, Maxwell was the only person with keys to the house. He has had them since November 2018.

Maxwell had been hired by the homeowner to do maintenance there.

Thames Valley Police said “entire investigation to find Leah, there has been no direct link between Maxwell and Leah until Monday this week”, reports SKY.

During the years of investigation, police visited the Loxbeare Drive property at least twice.

However, there was no reaction at home, the force said to SKY.

Leah Croucher’s sister Jade Croucher, father John Croucher and mother Claire Croucher look at flowers outside a property on Loxbeare Drive, Furzton, Milton Keynes where police identified human remains during forensic investigations looking for missing teenager Leah Croucher who was on the way disappeared to work. in February 2019. Thames Valley Police officers began searching the house on Monday after a tip from a citizen and launched a murder investigation when they found a backpack and other personal belongings belonging to Ms Croucher.

Ms. Croucher disappeared on her way to work at a finance company. She was last seen on CCTV just after 8:15am. m. from February 15, 2019 within walking distance from the house.

Maxwell has a criminal record for sex crimes against women and was wanted in November 2018 in connection with a sexual assault in Newport Pagnell.

The sexual assault was reported to Bedfordshire Police on November 29, 2018 and the case was referred to Thames Valley Police the same day, officials said, report SKY.

“A significant amount of enquiries were made nationally to locate Maxwell and these included 18 attempts to arrest him” they added, reports SKY.

According to SKY, Thames Valley Police said they were appealing to anyone who had contact with Maxwell between November 2018 and his death in April 2019, or anyone with information that could help their investigation, to get in touch.

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