Police hunting for a missing Hungarian woman have found human remains in a London park soon after a 63-year-old man was charged with her murder.
The discovery was made by officers searching Neasden Recreation Park, north-west London on Monday, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
Agnes Akom, known to her friends as Dora, went missing after leaving her home in nearby Cricklewood Broadway, north-west London, on May 9.
The twenty-year-old, who moved to the UK three years ago, was reported missing on May 11 and had not been seen or heard from since the day of her disappearance.
Agnes Akom, known to her friends as Dora, went missing after leaving her home in nearby Cricklewood Broadway, north-west London, on May 9
Forensic identification is yet to take place on the human remains but Agnes' family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, senior investigating officer from the Met's Specialist Crime North, said: 'The discovery of human remains by my colleagues searching the area is both shocking and deeply disturbing for everyone concerned, in particular for Agnes's family who continue to be supported by specialist officers. I request that their privacy is respected as this very difficult time.
'I expect my team and forensic colleagues to remain at Neasden Recreation Park for some days to come as they maintain the scene and complete their site examinations.
'I would like to thank the local community for their patience as we continue with our enquiries in the recreation ground.'
Officers searching Neasden Recreation Park, north-west London found human remains on Monday, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed
Forensic identification is yet to take place on the human remains but Agnes' family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. Scene pictured
It comes after a 63-year-old man was charged with the Hungarian national's murder in May, two weeks after she went missing.
Neculai Paizan was arrested on May 18 in connection with her disappearance and was charged with her murder a week later.
Ms Akom is believed to have been a prostitute in the capital.
Paizan will appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court later on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
It was reported in May that a 63-year-old arrested by police was in hospital one day prior with self-inflicted injuries sustained while in custody.
Neculai Paizan, 63, was arrested in May in connection with the disappearance of Ms Akom (pictured) and has been charged with her murder
Ms Akom has been described as around 5ft 5in tall with blonde hair.
She was wearing a distinctive white fake fur coat, blue ripped jeans and light pink trainers when she went missing.
Detectives are pursuing all possible lines of enquiry.
In an earlier statement, Met Police Detective Chief Inspector Neil John said: 'Our officers are working tirelessly to locate Agnes, who has now not been seen or heard from in 10 days.
'There are serious concerns for Agnes' safety and it is our priority to find her as soon as possible.
Ms Akom (pictured on CCTV on the last day she was seen) - who has been living in the UK for three years - is believed to have been a sex worker in the capital
'We are conducting extensive searches in the Park Royal and Holland Park areas today following the arrest, and are continuing to utilise all investigative opportunities to build a clear picture of her movements.
'We are following every lead possible and are appealing for the public to help us in our work.
'If you may have seen Agnes, or have any information on her whereabouts over the past 10 days, please contact police.'
Met Police previously launched an appeal for the public to come forward if they see or have seen anything suspicious they feel may be relevant.