Janelle Duncan-Bailey
A 30-year-old man from Croydon, named as Jerome McDonald, has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old mother-of-two, Janelle Duncan-Bailey from Thornton Heath in south London, who has been missing since Wednesday.

Police from Scotland Yard confirmed the woman’s body was found yesterday in a car parked in Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath.

Janelle, who was from nearby Pawsons Road, had left her two sons, aged two and seven, with a friend in Bromley while she went to a family event.

Reports suggest that Janelle left a friends house at about 4am on Wednesday morning and went to her ex boyfriends home where police were later called after complaints of a domestic incident. Janelle left the property with police.


She was last seen making her way to flats in Limpsfield Avenue, Thornton Heath, between 5:00 and 5:30 where she had another friend. She was reported missing later on that day when she had not collected her children.

The man charged with her murder, Jerome McDonald is from Fairlands Avenue in Croydon and he will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.