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Rui Li Murder Investigation: Body found hidden inside car

By DavidBol  |  Posted: May 31, 2014

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A body, believed to be that of missing Poole Hospital nurse Rui Li was found by police in Bournemouth.

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Police have found a body believed to be that of missing Poole Hospital nurse Rui Li.

At approximately 10:30pm on Friday 30th May, officers discovered the body concealed in a silver Fiat Punto along Verwood Crescent in north Bournemouth.

Ms Li’s next of kin have been informed, although formal identification is yet to take place. Forensic officers are continuing to examine the car and surrounding area – while the road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone who has information about Ms Li’s movements after 6:17pm on Friday 23rd May - after she left her workplace at Poole Hospital.

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“This remains a very proactive investigation and we are still appealing for the public’s assistance” said Detective Inspector Marcus Hester of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team.

“We now wish to speak with anyone who has any information about the silver Fiat Punto, W887 PDL. This car may have been seen in the area of Cromer Motors on St Clements Road and on or around Knyveton Road in Boscombe between Sunday 25th May and Wednesday 28th May 2014. We also believe that this vehicle travelled between Verwood and Hengistbury Head on Wednesday 28th May 2014.

“We are also appealing for information about the movement of a large white Ford Transit van, Y491 GFT. We believe that this van may have been seen in and around the Cromer Motors site and also Burnham Drive between Saturday 24th May and Tuesday 27th May.”

Two Bournemouth men aged 26 and 60, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, continue to be questioned by officers.

Extensive forensic investigations will continue at addresses in the Bournemouth area – Ms Li’s home at 30 Burnham Drive in Queens Park, Cromer Motors in St Clement’s Road, 118 Wolverton Road and 31 Spring Road.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting Operation Timekeeper or incident number 28:258.

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