search

Do you know what happened to these women?

Posted on: Sunday, January 02, 2011

Murder squad detectives are investigating the disappearance of two women in west London a decade ago.

Elizabeth Chau, a 19 year-old Vietnamese student, and Lola Shenkoya, 27, vanished without trace in Ealing within eight months of each other.

The Metropolitan Police is now offering a reward of up to £15,000 for information.

DI Andy Manning, Homicide and Serious Crime Command, in charge of the investigation said: "It is 11 years since Lola went missing.

"Both Lola and Elizabeth went missing from the Ealing area and we would like to enlist the help of the public to see if we can get any nearer to finding out what has happened to these two young women, I am hopeful the offer of a reward will further encourage members of the public to come forward.

"The Metropolitan Police Specialist Crime Directorate is committed to the process of continually reviewing this and other unsolved investigations in order to establish what has happened: this is particularly important for the families of Elizabeth and Lola."

Elizabeth ChauLola Shenkoya

Missing: Elizabeth Chau (left) and Lola Shenkoya (right)

Elizabeth Chau, who attended Thames Valley University in Ealing, was last seen walking past Ealing Police Station just after 6pm on Friday 16 April 1999. She has not been seen since.

Police have not ruled out that she still alive and well but say they 'fear the worst.'

Bic Kuet nee Chau, 35, Elizabeth's sister, said: "It has been 11 years since Liz went missing but we have never lost hope.

"There are many difficult times in the year such as birthdays, Christmas etc. when we get together as a family, Liz is in our minds at all times. Life goes on but some things don't, I haven't changed my phone number just in case Liz wants to get in touch. Deep down I think we all know that something horrible has happened to her but we just need to know what became of her.

"I hope the reward will galvanise someone who does know what happened to my sister to come forward. I would like to appeal to them to contact the police so that we can finally try to move on with our lives".

Lola Shenkoya, 27, was last seen getting off a bus near Burger King next to Ealing Broadway tube station on the evening of Monday 3 January 2000.

Her bank accounts have not been touched since her disappearance.

Yewande Shenkoya, 27, Lola's sister, said: "I appreciate the efforts the police are making to establish what happened to my sister and I'm hopeful that someone will come forward with vital information".

A police spokesman said the two cases are being linked "for investigative purposes only".

Anyone with information should contact police at the Incident Room on 0202 358 0300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




More News

Man jailed for Julie Beattie murder
Posted on: Monday, April 14, 2014
Murder in Hoxton / Shoreditch
Posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014
Three convicted of Ajmol Alom murder
Posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014
Man cleared of PC Blakelock murder
Posted on: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Arrests in Lee Boxell investigation
Posted on: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Teenager admits manslaughter of baby
Posted on: Monday, April 07, 2014
Teenager convicted of Liam Woodards murder
Posted on: Friday, April 04, 2014
Man convicted of Rodney Hickford murder
Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Man convicted of Rodney Adams murder
Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Man jailed for Whitechapel murder
Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pensioner convicted of murdering his son in Islington
Posted on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Man convicted of Rio McFarlane murder
Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014
Double murder in Hackney
Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014
Man jailed for single punch killing
Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014
New appeal in 2011 Bermondsey murder
Posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Murder in Dagenham
Posted on: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Murder in Islington
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Murder in Stratford
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Double killer gets 24 years
Posted on: Monday, March 24, 2014
Hackney shooting
Posted on: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Man guilty of Patrick Lawless killing
Posted on: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Murder in Colindale
Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2014
Husband convicted of Orina Morawiec murder
Posted on: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Suspicious death in North Kensington
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
Latest News
2014 archive
2013 archive
2012 archive
2011 archive
2010 archive
RSS news feed

join our mailing list

 
CourtNewsUK menu separator Privacy menu separator Terms menu separator Accessibility menu separator Sitemap menu separator Bookmark and Share