Murder enquiry launched after disappearance of 70-year-old woman in Highgate

A murder enquiry has been launched following the disappearance of a woman in Highgate.

Norma Girolami, 70, from Elms Park, Cholmeley Park, Highgate, has not been seen by friends or family since mid-August and was reported missing to police on 20th September.

Following enquiries, the police became concerned that they were unable to locate Norma and the investigation into her whereabouts was passed to the Met Police’s Specialist Crime Command.

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Officers are conducting searches at several addresses and have spoken to Norma’s friends and relatives, but so far they have been unable to locate her.

A 39-year-old man from Islington and a 34-year-old woman from Finchley were arrested in connection with the investigation on Friday 1st October.

Both were originally arrested on suspicion of fraud and false imprisonment, but were subsequently additionally arrested on suspicion of murder.

They were taken into custody, and the 34-year-old woman has been released on bail until a date later this month.

The 39-year-old male remains in custody.

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Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn said: “As a result of our investigation we are extremely concerned that Norma may have come to some harm.

“Her home shows no sign of her planning to leave, food was left in her fridge and she said nothing to her friends and relatives.

“This is completely out of character and as more and more time has passed, this has only added to our fears that some harm has come to her.

“In view of these concerns for her welfare, and to stop the anguish her friends and relatives are enduring, it is imperative that anyone with information contacts police.

“If anyone knows anything about where Norma may be, has witnessed anything from mid-August to mid-September in the area that Norma lived or if you know anything about what may have happened to Norma, then please contact police.

“Your information, no matter how trivial you might think it is, could be the vital information that helps us find Norma.

“Norma, if you are safe and well please get in touch with the police.”

Witnesses or those with information are asked to call police on 101 or contact them via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4006/01OCT.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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