Detectives from the Mets Specialist Crime Command are releasing new CCTV footage of missing Owami Davies.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, officers have found the latest images of Owami wearing a distinctive red Adidas top.
The CCTV was taken about 12:30hrs on Thursday, 7 July and shows Owami in a dark jacket , red t-shirt, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.
She is walking north on London Road, Croydon away from West Croydon; this is currently the last known recorded image of Owami.
Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This latest CCTV shows Owami wearing a distinctive red top and heading towards the Norbury area. I would ask members of the public who were in this area, or nearby roads, to think back and call us if they remember seeing Owami and please do not underestimate how important you call could be.
“CCTV enquiries are very detailed to ensure nothing is missed. Every time a person reaches a junction it can mean that several new roads have to be examined to see which way Owami went. If a member of the public can give us a positive sighting in a particular road, even if they just saw her walking, that could save hours of delay and could be a huge help in finding what has happened to Owami.
“I want to thank all those members of the public, local businesses and partners who have already done so much to help and support this inquiry. Everyone I have spoken to is hoping that Owami is found safe and well and this nightmare for her family is brought to an end. Please, if you have information tell us and help us.”
South Area Commander Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done. We are working closely with our colleagues in Specialist Crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry. Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.
“We understand the real anxiety that is currently felt in our community and we have additional officers patrolling to reassure you. Please do take the opportunity speak to these officers about your concerns, they are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. Lastly, I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has helped us, and is helping us, to find Owami. We truly appreciate the outstanding support we have received from both our community and our partners.”
She had left her family home in Grays, Essex three days earlier on Monday, 4 July.
The Met’s Specialist Crime Command is leading the investigation to establish what has happened to Owami.
Five people have been arrested during the course of the investigation for offences of suspected murder or kidnap.
All have since been released on bail, whilst the investigation team follow up on further enquiries
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 where detectives are waiting to speak to you. Information provided will be handled sensitively and anyone who comes forward to assist officers will be given every support.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. They are separate from the police, they do not trace calls or monitor IP addresses. To contact them, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org