Police believe human remains found in Valletta belong to missing woman

Police arrest man suspected of carrying out the homicide of woman last reported missing in 2008

Left: Charlene Farrugia, who went missing after driving to Valletta in 2008, and right, the man arrested during a hold-up at a Convenience Store outlet in Gzira
Left: Charlene Farrugia, who went missing after driving to Valletta in 2008, and right, the man arrested during a hold-up at a Convenience Store outlet in Gzira

Police have revealed that they have found what they believe are the remains of a young woman who went missing in St Paul’s Bay in 2008. 

Investigations by the Sliema police and the Criminal Investigation Department yielded the remains of a body found in the Valletta area.

Her identity was not revealed by the police, although MaltaToday is informed it could be Charlene Farrugia of Qawra. She was last seen driving a grey Toyota Platz in Valletta on 6 November, 2008. She was aged 25.

Magistrate Audrey Demicoli has ordered a magisterial inquiry.

Police said its investigations have resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of carrying out the homicide.

But media reports place the arrested man as the suspect apprehended by police earlier this week during a hold-up of a Convenience Store outlet in Gzira.

Medical investigation and forensic analysis will identify the body according to the police. 

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