A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman from Aylesbury.

Juming Xue, who was living in Kimblewick, was reported missing on Friday, June 7 which led to a huge search to find the 41-year-old.

But on June 13, six days after her disappearance, Thames Valley Police confirmed that they ‘found a deceased female’ following a search at a property in the village.

A man in his 40s, who is also from Aylesbury, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, June 12, but he has been bailed whilst the police continue with their enquiries.

A post-mortem has been conducted but at the time of writing, the cause of death has not been determined and further pathology tests will be carried out in due course. 

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Stuart May of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Following this sad discovery we have launched a murder investigation and are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries.

“We have been making extensive enquiries and contacting officials in China to trace Juming’s family, and yesterday (June 12) we have been able to inform them of this tragic news.

“My thoughts remain with them at this difficult time. 

“We are aware the news that we have launched a murder investigation will be concerning to the local community and there may be some concern around the delay there has been in us providing information publicly.

“However it was vitally important and only right that Juming’s family were informed of our investigation before we provided any information to the wider public. 

“One man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, he has been bailed and our enquiries are ongoing.

“We would ask anyone who may have information that could assist our enquiries to please get in touch providing information online or by calling 101 quoting reference 43240266855.

“Or if you do not wish to speak to the police you can speak to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.