Ifield: Charge Over Body Found In Car

20 March 2015, 18:31

A second man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a student found in the boot of a burnt-out car a day after going missing from hospital.


The suspect, 30 and from London, was held on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the inquiry into Janet Muller's killing, Sussex Police said.

The body of Miss Muller, 21, was found in the back of a badly-burned Volkswagen Jetta, which had been dumped in a road by Ifield Golf Club near Horsham, West Sussex.

A day before the discovery of her body on March 12, the University of Brighton student had been reported missing from Mill View Hospital in Nevill Avenue, Hove.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, south-east London, has been charged with Miss Muller's murder and will appear at Guildford Crown Court on April 9.

Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, appealed for anyone who may have seen Miss Muller on March 12 to come forward.

She was of mixed race, slim and 5ft 7in tall, with shoulder-length, dark brown, Afro hair and brown eyes. She was wearing dark clothing.