Off The Map: Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo

The case of 18 year-old Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo has been removed from the database after the Metropolitan Police concluded it was not a homicide. Their decision was taken after a special post-mortem gave a cause of death as multiple organ failure from a pre-existing medical condition. The police statement reads: The cause of death has been […]

Off the Map: Gregory Peake

The death of 26 year-old Gregory Peake in Shoreditch in March 2017 was initially investigated as a murder. Two months later the Homicide and Major Crime Command announced that the death was no longer being treated as suspicious. As a result the case has been deleted from the murdermap database, although the police press releases relating […]

London Homicides 2013 – Review

Homicides in London have increased year-on-year for the first time since murdermap launched in 2010. As it stands we have counted 108 victims for 2013 compared to 100 in 2012. Taking a more detailed look at the figures, the most striking change is in the percentage of female victims – up to 37 per cent […]

Off the Map: The case of Dean Reddy

We added the case of 25 year-old Dean Reddy after detectives arrested his father on suspicion of murder. Since then police have said they are no longer treating the death as suspicious and revealed that further tests established the cause of death was ‘sudden adult death syndrome’. (See the report in Edgware Today on April 25, 2013). […]