Estonian Man Charged In Connection With Kew Murder

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux's body was found in the garden of her home


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An Estonian man has been charged with the murder of a French film producer, who was found buried in a shallow grave in her garden in Kew.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, was reported missing on 5 March. Her body was found the following day in the back garden of her home in Darell Road.

Kirill Belorusov, a 32-year-old Estonian national who had been living in London, was arrested on Wednesday, 13 March at an address in Tallinn, Estonia on suspicion of murder.

The Met worked with the CPS to issue a European Arrest Warrant and received assistance from colleagues in Eurojust in the Hague, and Europol, to trace and detain him.

He was escorted back to the UK by officers from the Met’s Extradition Unit after proceedings were completed. He was taken into custody at a west London police station this Wednesday (20 March) where he was charged with murder and listed to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Laureline's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, have been informed.

Ms Garcia-Bertaux, a French national who had been living in the UK for many years, was reported missing after she did not turn up for work at public relations firm Golin.

March 21, 2019

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