Brixton victim Johanita Kossiwa Dogbey - family pays tribute as murder investigation continues

As a murder investigation continues in Brixton, Johanita Kossiwa Dogbey’s family have paid tribute.

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Johanita Dogbey

The family of a woman killed in Brixton have said they are devastated by the loss of a “smart, dedicated, and loving girl”.

A 31-year-old who died after being stabbed on Monday (May 1) has been named as Johanita Kossiwa Dogbey, 31.

A murder investigation is under way and a 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody. Officers were granted a warrant of further detention at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

In a statement, Johanita’s family said: “We are devastated by the news of the passing of our daughter. Johanita was a smart, dedicated, and loving girl who always helped anyone. She hasn’t got one bad bone in her body. She wouldn’t hurt a fly. We can’t believe a senseless crime like this has happened as we can’t imagine who would do this to her.

“Our hearts are completely broken and will not understand why someone would take our beautiful girl away from us, she will forever be in our hearts as we will carry on living life as gracefully and beautifully as she did.”

Officers are providing support to Johanita’s family.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and have carried out a number of enquiries, including a review of CCTV from the area. Police say they have spoken to several witnesses.

Detectives launched a murder investigation following reports of a stabbing in Stockwell Park Walk at just after 4pm on Monday.

Officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance found Johanita with stab wounds. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.42pm.

Police believe Johanita was walking along Stockwell Park Walk when she was approached from behind by a man who attacked her. Detectives do not think the man was known to her.

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Johanita Dogbey

You can share images or footage directly with the investigation team via the Met’s website.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4728/01May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.