Man arrested in Estonia in Kew fashion blogger murder case

Police arrested a man in Estonia yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux whose body was discovered in Kew last week.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at 12.25 on Wednesday after the Metropolitan Police Service Homicide and Major Crime Command, in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service, issued a European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

The man was detained at an address in Tallinn, Estonia and is being held in an Estonian Police Station before extradition proceedings start.

Ms Garcia-Bertaux, 34, a French national, had lived in Darell Road, Kew since April last year and was reported missing after she did not arrive for work at PR company Golin on Tuesday 5 March.

During the late evening of Wednesday 6 March, officers located a body in a shallow grave in the garden at the victim’s home address in Darell Road.

A post-mortem examination was held at Uxbridge Mortuary on Saturday 9 March and the cause of death was as consistent with compression of the neck pending toxicology.

A murder investigation led by Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continues.

Anyone with any information should call 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4439/05MAR. You can also contact the investigation team on 020 8721 4205 quoting Operation Ramah. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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