Two Charged Over Durham Woman's Murder

16 August 2012, 06:45 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Two men have been charged with the murder of oil executive Carole Waugh, who was originally from Durham.

Scotland Yard said 40 year old Rakesh Bhayani and 47 year old Nicholas Kutner, who have already been charged with fraud offences linked to the disappearance of the 50-year-old, will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Thursday (16th August).

Ms Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car at a garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south-west London, on August 2nd.

Originally from Durham but living in London, she had not been seen by her family since mid-April.

She was reported missing by her family on May 7th.

Unemployed Bhayani, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, north west London, is already due to appear in court next month on three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation worth about £280,000, following transactions associated with Ms Waugh's identity.

Kutner, of no fixed address, was originally arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap on August 1st.

He also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court in central London and one of unlawfully withdrawing funds from her bank account.

He is also facing a fraud charge after being accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, Ms Waugh's brother, in a bid to sell her London home.