Bodies of two women found in freezer, Zahid Younis charged


LONDON: A man has been charged with two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body. Zahid Younis, 34 of Vandome Close, E16, has been charged following the discovery of the bodies of two women in a freezer at an address in Vandome Close on 27 April.

Zahid Younis, 34, of Vandome Close, is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 29 May. The pair’s remains were found clothed and on top of each other at a flat in Vandome Close, Canning Town, east London, on Friday.

He faces two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body.

Speaking on Wednesday, Det Ch Insp Simon Harding said a chest freezer, measuring a few feet wide, had been removed from the crime scene. There are fears for Mary-Jane Mustafa, 37, who went missing last May. The Met has appealed for anyone who has visited the flat in the last year to contact them.

According to BBC report, a woman who was found dead in a freezer along with another female has been named by police as Henriett Szucs. Hungarian national Ms Szucs, 34, is the second woman to be identified after Mihrican Mustafa, 38, was confirmed as the first victim on Friday.

The Met Police said post mortems had been carried out and no formal cause of death had been established. But the force said both women “suffered multiple injuries” and further tests were being carried out.

The Met said Ms Szucs had been in the UK for several years but was of no fixed address. Her next of kin had been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place, a spokesperson added.

Det Ch Insp Simon Harding said Ms Szucs was last heard from in the summer of 2016 when she spoke to somebody she knew in Hungary on the phone.

Officers are trying to establish if this was the last known contact anyone had had with her.

Ms Mustafa, a mother-of-three who was also known as MJ, was reported missing on 10 April last year. As she was a missing person, the Met has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.