The inconsolable family of a ‘murdered’ young father cried and prayed at the grim and isolated woodland scene where his body was found – as they pleaded for more information about how their “beautiful boy” died.

The remains of Mohammed Shah Subhani, 27, were found in an isolated woodland at the side of the M40 in Hedgerley as Met Police officers, divers and specialist search teams combed the area for clues following his disappearance in May.

Today (January 7), Shah’s broken family visited the remote scene where his body was found in December to lay flowers, pray, and urge anyone with information about his death to come forward.

His baby daughter, who Shah was never able to meet, was also present.

Shah’s emotional sister Iqra said visiting the place where his body was found “haunts” them but added: “It makes us feel closer to Shah. We come here and talk to him. It is his last resting place. He didn’t deserve this.

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Shah's loved ones pray at the scene where his body was found

“My family feel broken. My mum and dad have been coping really, really bad. We haven’t been able to sleep. We can’t imagine how someone could brutally kill someone and then just come and leave them here in an isolated woodland.”

Describing their torment following Shah’s disappearance, Iqra said: “We waited in hope. We prayed day and night. We could never have imagined something like this would happen to Shah.

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Shah's father and sister plead for more information

“In our hearts, we just thought one day, everything would go back to normal, one day he would come through the door. We didn’t think we would come and find him here.”


Iqra was due to get married – but she cancelled her wedding when Shah, from Hounslow in West London, disappeared, saying: “There is never going to be a happy time in our life. We are not going to be going to weddings, celebrating Eid, New Year, Christmas – none of it.

“Everything we did, we did together and if he’s not here, we’re not going to celebrate anything.”

She also urged members of the public who know anything about her brother’s death to “please speak up”.

Eight people have so far been arrested – but detectives probing Shah’s death say there are more people out there who know information.

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Iqra said: “There is a wall of silence and I know there are a few out there that know what has happened. Look at my dad – he’s old, he deserves to know what happened to his son.

“He deserves to know what these malicious people did to his son and these people deserve to be behind bars for what they have done forever so no other can be killed and dumped in a place like this.

“What happened to my brother should never, ever, happen to anyone – and these monsters need to be put behind bars.

“Please, if any of you know anything, help the police, help us get justice, because something like this should never happen again.”

Shah’s father Gul broke down as he thanked the dedicated Met Police officers who have helped find his son.

He said: “Please help find who killed my son. Open your mouth – Shah looked after his family, he looked after me. My very beautiful son.”

Detective Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said a person had come forward with information after their appeal last month, but said there are others with more details.

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The scene. Picture by PA Wire

Officers revealed last month details of a suspect vehicle that was seen in the Hedgerley Lane area just days after Shah disappeared in May.

A black BMW X5 on cloned plates of YC67 MFY was stolen overnight from Reading Road in Farnborough, Hampshire on Friday, February 8, seen in Hedgerley and was later recovered by police on Tuesday, August 3, in Hounslow.

Did you see anything that could help the police investigation into Shah’s death? Call police on 101, or contact them via Twitter @MetCC quoting Operation Rockton.