A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering missing oil executive Carole Waugh, Scotland Yard said tonight.
The man was originally arrested last night at Luton Airport, where he was an incoming passenger, on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, and on suspicion of kidnap. He remains in custody at a south London police station.
To date, a total of 10 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Investigating officer DCI John McFarlane of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "Information has been received which has progressed this inquiry and we are now treating Carole's disappearance as a murder investigation.
"I am unable to go into further detail about the nature of the new information at this time, however, we now believe that Carole has not been seen alive since April 16.
"Since that time, significant plundering of her estate has taken place to the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
"In addition to a number of fraudulent transactions associated with Carole's bank account there are also a number of her personal possessions that currently cannot be located.
"Today I am releasing images of items of Cartier jewellery, identical to that worn by Carole, which are amongst items missing from her personal possessions.
"The jewellery that is missing is as follows: a Cartier ring, a white gold bracelet; a yellow gold bracelet and a yellow gold necklace, which are all in the same style.
"Carole wore the jewellery regularly and I appeal to anyone may have been offered such jewellery or has any knowledge of its whereabouts to contact us with information." Read More