Who is Owami Davies? Missing student nurse found alive and well
The Met Police has announced that student nurse Owami Davies has been located in Hampshire alive and well.
Following a police appeal that generated a significant amount of public interest and 117 potential sightings, a member of the public stepped forward.
Ms. Davies, an undergraduate nursing student at King’s College London, left her Grays, Essex, home on July 4 and was last seen on Croydon’s surveillance cameras on July 7.
The Met announced that Essex Police and it will now reassess the case.
50 officers have been searching through 50,000 hours of CCTV footage as they try to retrace the 24-year-steps. old’s
The 118th reported sighting, which the Met received on Tuesday at 10:30 BST, was the one that led to her discovery, according to the Met.
Ms. Davies left her Grays, Essex, home on July 4 and two days later, Essex Police received a missing person complaint for her.
According to the police, Ms. Davies’s family had spoken with her and she appeared healthy and well-cared for.
Officers will talk to Ms. Davies in greater detail regarding her welfare in due time.
The investigation’s chief detective, Det Ch Insp Nigel Penney, remarked that it was “the result we were all hoping and praying for.”
“I’d like to announce she has been discovered safe and well outside the London region in the county of Hampshire and she’s currently with specialist police from my team,” the man stated.
She appears to be in good health, is safe, and is not at this time vulnerable as we were lead to believe she was at the beginning of her disappearance.
The chaplaincies of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London historically held a service.
Both Mr. Penney and Cmdr. Paul Brogden expressed their “ecstasy” at the case’s resolution, with the Met commander adding, “More importantly, I’m happy for Owami’s mother and her brother.”
Additionally, Mr. Brogden stated that “all elements” of the probe will be examined to see if there were “any lessons that we need to draw” from the way it was conducted.
Before she vanished Nearing the end of her studies at King’s College London, Ms. Davies had a passion for studying diseases.
After serving as an A&E nurse during the Covid-19 outbreak, she had landed a position with Guys St Thomas Trust (GSTT).
We are happy to hear that our colleague Owami has been located and is safe, tweeted one of her GSTT coworkers. I want to thank everyone who assisted in finding her.
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On July 4, Ms. Davies left her mother’s house in Grays, Essex, saying she was heading to the gym.
She was discovered on July 6 while waiting for a friend in Clarendon Road, Croydon, dozing in a doorway. She informed the Met Police officers that she did not require assistance and left.
Prior to that, Ms. Davies’ family had reported her missing, but the police database hadn’t yet listed her as missing.
As Ms. Davies had no money on her Oyster card and no access to her phone or bank cards, detectives suggested on Monday that she might be rough sleeping. However, they noted that they were keeping an open mind about all possibilities.
Owami Davies’ missing person poster was found in Croydon.
Ms. Davies was discovered dozing in a doorway on July 6 at Clarendon Road.
Two persons were detained on suspicion of murder and three others on suspicion of kidnapping in connection with her disappearance, but the Met later stated that there was no proof that she had been harmed.
Officers stated on Tuesday that all five of them were still free on police bail and that a “full debrief” would be conducted before deciding what to do with them.
Regarding the police inquiry, the Independent Office for Police Conduct stated that it was “assessing the relevant facts to decide what further action may be required.”
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