The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

Body remains found in Valletta: Woman dismembered, dumped - report

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 07:54 Last update: about 30 days ago

Police believe that the woman whose remains were found in an opening in the Valletta bastions 11 years after going missing was killed and dismembered in a St Paul’s Bay apartment before being transported to Valletta.

TVM reports that the apartment in question is being kept under watch by the police.

DNA tests are still being carried out to establish the identity of the woman, who police believe is Charlene Farrugia, who went missing in November 2008.

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The discovery of the remains followed the arrest of a man in connection with a hold-up in Gzira last week. The man, John Paul Charles Woods, on Monday admitted to charges related to the hold-up and was jailed for seven years.

The police are continuing their investigations into the woman’s murder. They believe that she was killed in St Paul’s Bay and her body dismembered before being taken to Valletta, in a ditch that was previously used as a parking lot (photo).

Times of Malta reports that the car used for the transportation of the woman’s remains was captured on CCTV entering Valletta but not leaving the capital city. It is possible that it is being hidden in a garage or was disposed of in the sea.

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