Police discovered the body of Duane Denny, 46, in south east London on Wednesday. Nyiah Williams, 46, has now been charged with his murder and preventing a lawful burial
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A man has been charged with murder after the body of a missing man was found 55 miles from where he went missing.
Police discovered the body of Duane Denny, 46, in south east London on Wednesday.
Mr Denny was reported missing from Reading on August 24.
After not being seen for three weeks, police launched a missing person’s investigation and his body was discovered almost 60 miles away from his home.
Nyiah Williams, 46, has now been charged with his murder and preventing a lawful burial.
He has also been charged with one count of perverting the course of justice and criminal damage.
Mr Williams will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik previously said: “We have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a person in London.
“My thoughts remain with the man’s family at this extremely difficult time. The investigation is in its early stages and we are conducting thorough enquiries in order to establish what has happened.
“There is a scene watch currently in place in Hadrian Walk in Reading and so you may see an increased police presence in the local area whilst our enquiries continue. If anyone has any concerns or has information we would advise them to speak to one of our uniformed officers.”
On Sunday night, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police has charged a man in connection with an ongoing murder investigation in Reading.
“The body of Duane Denny, aged 46, was discovered in Erith, London, on Wednesday (15/9). Duane, who was known by his surname ‘Denny’, was reported missing to Thames Valley Police on 24 August, and a missing person investigation was launched.
“Nyiah Williams, aged 46, of Hadrian Walk East, Reading, has this evening (19/9) been charged with one count of murder, one count of preventing a lawful burial, one count of perverting the course of justice and one count of criminal damage.
“Williams is due to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (20/9).”