Public urged to help police inquiry into body in bay

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A TOTAL of 140 lines of inquiry are being investigated as the police call on the public to help them piece together the final days of a woman whose body is believed to have been found in a bay last week.

Police are appealing for information about Zsuzsanna Besenyei

The force have yet to positively identify the body but believe it to be 37-year-old Zsuzsanna Besenyei (pictured), who went missing on Thursday 10 May.

The body was found last Wednesday at Le Pulec, in St Ouen’s Bay, two days after Ms Besenyei’s blue Ford Fiesta Ghia was found on the beach near La Haule Slipway.

The police are treating the death as ‘unexplained’ after a post-mortem examination failed to give a cause of death.

An investigation – codenamed Operation Duke – is asking for Islanders who may have seen Ms Besenyei after 10 May to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Craig Jackson said: ‘With the evidence and the vehicle being found we are working on the assumption that it is Zsuzsanna’s body.

‘Her death is being treated as unexplained and the investigation is piecing together her last movements over the weekend of Saturday 12 May.’

Ms Besenyei, who is believed to have lived in Jersey for the past seven or eight years, was reportedly in communication with friends over that weekend.

Det Insp Jackson added: ‘We need to piece together where she has been from Thursday evening. Her last communication was on Sunday afternoon.’

He added that the lines of inquiry being pursued included CCTV recordings and public transport inquiries, as well as ‘five or six’ witnesses who may have seen Ms Besenyei over the weekend in question. Det Insp Jackson also said that there was ‘nothing to indicate’ that messages to friends had not come from Ms Besenyei.

Anyone with information is being asked to call States police on 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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