Mee Kuen Chong vanished from her home in London two weeks ago

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Police have named a woman whose "headless" body was found in a seaside town two weeks after she disappeared.

Mee Kuen Chong, 67, was reported missing on Friday June 11 from Wembley in London, and detectives say her death is being treated as "unexplained".

Ms Chong's body, which a police source has confirmed was headless, was found in a woodland Salcombe in Devon on Sunday.

Investigators are now trying to establish her movements before she died.

Det Supt Ben Deer, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "The investigation is ongoing at the scene. It's being treated as unexplained at this time and we remain open minded."

He said police do not know when she died, her movements between June 10 and when she was found on June 27 – or the circumstances leading up to her death.

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He said: "We are looking to understand her movements between June 10 and June 27 when she was found.

"We would appeal for witnesses and we would look for anyone to come forward with information quoting crime reference number 700 on June 27th by ringing 101 or contacting us on Crimestoppers."

The incident has so far been described as an 'unexplained death' and a police source has confirmed that the body was found without a head.

A spokesman said: "Enquiries remain ongoing into an unexplained death after a body was found in a wooded area near Bennett Road, Salcombe, on Sunday June 27.

Ms Chong was reported missing on June 11 in North London
(Image: Devon Live / BPM Media)

"A number of enquiries will be carried out in Salcombe over the coming days, and it is likely that the local community will continue to see a high level of police activity."

Ms Chong's disappearance sparked a wide appeal for information.

In a social media post on June 15, Brent Metropolitan Police service said: "Police need your help to locate MEE (DEBORAH) CHONG who has been reported #missing from her home address in #Wembley. If seen please call 101 ref 21MIS016922."

Police are investigating after a woman's body was discovered in woodland in Salcombe on Sunday
(Image: Devon Live / BPM Media)

On Sunday afternoon flash flooding hit South Devon, with water pouring down the steep cliffside in the woods above Salcombe's Cliff Road.

Then at about 5pm a body was found in the woodlands not far from the Salcombe Harbour Hotel.

The woods below Devon Road and above Bennett Road are popular with dog walkers. They are now cordoned off.