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Woman denies decapitating pensioner and dumping body 250 miles away

Woman denies decapitating pensioner and dumping body 250 miles away

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Jemma Mitchell, 37, denies killing Mee Kuen Chong, 67 (Picture: Archant / SWNS)
Jemma Mitchell, 37, denies killing 67-year-old Mee Kuen Chong (Picture: Archant / SWNS)

A woman has pleaded not guilty to beheading a pensioner and dumping her body 250 miles away in Devon.

Mee Kuen Chong, 67 and known to friends as Deborah, vanished from her home in Wembley, north London, on June 11.

She was reported missing, with police appealing for information four days later. 

Her decapitated body was discovered by dog walkers in woodland near the Devon town of Salcombe on June 27.

Her death was initially treated as ‘unexplained’ during enquiries led by Devon and Cornwall Police.

But further inquiries led to a murder investigation being launched by the Metropolitan Police.

Today Jemma Mitchell, 37, has pleaded not guilty to Ms Chongs murder in an appearance in the dock at the Old Bailey.

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow told the court: ‘The allegation is that she murdered Mee Kuen Chong, who was a Malaysian woman of 67 years of age.

Deborah Mee Kuen Chong who went missing in London and appears to have turned up dead in Salcombe, Devon. See SWNS story SWPLbody. Police investigating the discovery of a headless corpse in a seaside town have today (Weds) named her as Mee Kuen Chong. Officers says Mee, 67, was reported missing on Friday June 11 from Wembley in London. Police say the headless body found in a woodland Salcombe in Devon is Mee. In a social media post on June 15, Brent Metropolitan Police service said:
Mee Kuen Chong was reported missing in June from Wembley in London (Picture: Metropolitan Police)
Jemma Mitchell, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, north-west London, was remanded into custody (Picture: Archant)
Jemma Mitchell, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, was remanded into custody (Picture: Archant)

‘She was reported missing on June 11, but it was not until the June 27 her headless body was discovered by a family walking their dog in Devon.’

Judge Anthony Leonard QC set a provisional four-week trial for September 26 next year.

A further hearing was set for December 23 this year for the defendant to attend by video link.

Mitchell, of Brondesbury Park, Brent, north-west London, was remanded into custody.

Ms Chong, who was originally from Malaysia, had lived in Wembley for more than 30 years.

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