The mother of a nursing student who has been missing for almost a month has made an emotional plea for information to help the police investigation.
Owami Davies, 24, left her family home on July 4 in Grays, Essex, and was last seen in Derby Road, West Croydon, south London, on July 7.
The Metropolitan Police said it remains a missing persons inquiry.
A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in South Croydon remains in custody. Two other men, aged 27 and 23, were arrested in the Croydon area for the same offence.
Owami’s mother, Nicol Davies, told the PA news agency: “It’s obvious someone over there has seen something, someone over there knows something, someone over there- bas heard something.
“I beg, I ask for the help of the public, the people, to say if you know, if you have heard or seen her, or if she has crossed paths with you, please speak up. All we really want is to find her, all we really need is for her to come home or know where she is.
She added: ‘I’m sitting here as a desperate mother at the mercy of anyone who knows or has heard of anything to help me find my baby, that’s all I’m asking for, just help with the to regain.
“Or her, if she’s out there and hears this, please go home.” We miss her so much, her brothers miss her and I miss her, we need her. We’re not complete, we just want her to come home, and again, if she’s listening, she needs to know she’s got no problems.
She said her daughter was ‘really happy’ with about two months left of study and recently got a job at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She said her daughter had worked at A&E during the Covid-19 pandemic and was interested in researching diseases.
Police released footage of Owami the night she was last seen in a shop and CCTV of her walking down Derby Road. Officers want to speak to the driver of a white van which was parked on Derby Road, adding that the nursing student was with a man and crossed the road as she pulled away. The force believes the van driver would have had a good opportunity to see them both clearly and is appealing for this possible witness to come forward.