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Pictured: Man, 46, whose body was found dumped in London three weeks after he vanished in Reading 

Pictured: Man, 46, whose body was found dumped in London three weeks after he vanished 55 miles away in Reading

  • Police released the first image of Duane Denny, whose body was found this week
  • A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
  • While a man, 47, from Reading was previously arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Duane disappeared from his home in Reading three weeks ago on August 24 


The first picture of Duane Denny, whose body was found dumped in London weeks after he was reported missing, has today been released by police.

Today a 48-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after a 47-year-old man from Reading was arrested and remanded into custody on suspicion of murder. 

The woman has been released on bail until October 14.

Detective Chief Inspector Blaik said: ‘I want to hear from anyone who saw or had any contact with the victim, 46-year-old Duane Denny at any time from Tuesday 10th August onwards. 

The first picture of Duane Denny, whose body was found dumped in London weeks after he was reported missing, has today been released by police

‘If you saw or spoke to Denny in person or on the phone then we want to hear from you.

‘To help jog memories, we are releasing a picture of Denny, with the permission of his family, who are being supported by specially trained Family Liaison Officers. 

‘Our thoughts remain with his family at this extremely difficult time.’

It comes after police arrested a murder suspect after Duane’s body was discovered in London three weeks after disappearing from his home in Reading. 

Duane went missing on August 24 but the investigation switched to Erith, London, after a body was found on Thursday. 

The dead man’s next of kin have been informed, a police spokesman said. 

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Major Crime Unit, said there is currently a scene watch in place in Hadrian Walk in Reading.

He added: ‘We have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a person in London.

‘The investigation is in its early stages and we are conducting thorough inquiries in order to establish what has happened.

Duane went missing on August 24 but the investigation switched to Erith, London, after a body was found on Thursday. Pictured: Police said there was a police watch at Hadrian Walk in Reading

Duane went missing on August 24 but the investigation switched to Erith, London, after a body was found on Thursday. Pictured: Police said there was a police watch at Hadrian Walk in Reading

‘There is a scene watch currently in place in Hadrian Walk in Reading and so you may see an increased police presence in the local area whilst our inquiries continue.

‘If anyone has any concerns or has information we would advise them to speak to one of our uniformed officers.’ 

Anyone with information is encouraged to get in touch with police by calling them on 101.

Information can also be given in anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 2283 (14/9). 

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