Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, was found dead near her home in Kidbrooke, southeast London over the weekend. Her body was reportedly discovered on Saturday with her death being ruled a murder. Metropolitan Police put out a public appeal requesting information and eyewitness accounts that will help in their investigation.
Officials admitted a “short delay” in the finding of Nessa’s body after the alleged attack since it was not on the “main walkway” of Cator Park, where she was ultimately discovered by a citizen.
As quoted by Sky News, the detective leading the investigation said preliminary inquiry suggests Nessa was attacked approximately 8.30 PM on September 17. The park during the estimated time of the attack would have been populated by “many people from dog walkers to joggers,” he added.
Nessa’s school Rushey Green Primary School and its students are “devastated” by her death.
Who Was Sabina Nessa? What Happened To Her?
Sabina Nessa was brought up as one of three sisters in Bedfordshire, with her father employed at an Indian restaurant, as per Evening Standard. She was teaching at Rushey for a year now. She has been described as a teacher “dedicated” to her students.
Reports suggest Nessa’s postmortem reports have not drawn any conclusive results. Police are also looking at CCTV footage to obtain evidence.
According to the BBC, police arrested a man suspected in the death case of Nessa but he was later released.
Nessa’s case comes to the spotlight as another case of a young woman in her 20s missing and found dead continues to rock the United States. Gabby Petito, 22, went missing after a cross-country trip with her fiancé in Wyoming where her remains were found at Grand Teton park earlier this week. The whereabouts of her fiancé Brian Laundrie are currently unknown with police teams searching for him around Florida.
Petito’s case has received extensive media coverage, with some alleging it is a result of the ‘missing white woman syndrome‘ and the attention is deriving from the importance of other unsolved cases of missing women.