Owami Davies: Police says its possible missing student nurse is still in Croydon area

The 24-year-old, of Grays, in Essex, left her family home on Monday, July 4, and was last seen just after midnight in Derby Road, West Croydon, on Thursday, July 7.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of the missing student nurse Owami Davies say it is possible she could still be in the Croydon area.

The 24-year-old, of Grays, in Essex, left her family home on Monday, July 4, and was last seen just after midnight in Derby Road, West Croydon, on Thursday, July 7.

In the video she is seen walking north on London Road, Croydon away from West Croydon towards Norbury.

Owami Davies has been missing for almost six weeks

Detectives say that there have been reports of someone of Owami’s description being seen in the Croydon area days after she was last seen on CCTV.

Det Ch Insp Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “The search to find Owami Davies continues and we are conducting searches, appeals and extensive CCTV enquiries in order to trace and find her.

“I would remind people that even though detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating, this remains a missing person inquiry.

“We are obviously very concerned for the welfare of Owami and it is possible she is in the local area and in need of help.”

He added: “We have reports of someone of Owami’s description being seen in the Croydon area in the days after she was last seen on CCTV and we sincerely hope to find her safe and well.

“I would also appeal to anyone who may be helping Owami, or Owami if you see this message, please be assured you are not in any trouble at all.

“We are only concerned for your welfare and want to make sure you are okay.

CCTV footage taken at about 12.30pm on July 7 shows Owami in a dark jacket, red t-shirt, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and carrying a white handbag.

“You can contact us, or a charity like Missing People on 116 000 and just speak to let us know that you are okay.

“Owami, your family love you and are desperate for news, they would be overjoyed to hear you are safe.

“I would urge people to look at the photos of Owami and contact us if they have seen her or remember seeing her in the area. “

South area commander chief supt Dave Stringer, said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done.

“We are working closely with our colleagues in specialist crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry.

“Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.

"We understand the real anxiety that is currently felt in our community and we have additional officers patrolling to reassure you.

“Please do take the opportunity to speak to these officers about your concerns, they are there to help you and answer any questions you may have.”

He added: “Lastly, I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has helped us, and is helping us, to find Owami.

“We truly appreciate the outstanding support we have received from both our community and our partners.”

Sarah Jones MP for Croydon Central wrote on Twitter: “The search to find Owami Davies continues and remains a missing person enquiry.

“Police are conducting searches, appeals, and extensive CCTV enquiries in order to find her.

“Police say it is possible she is in the local area and in need of help.

“The Met’s specialist crime command is leading the investigation to establish what has happened to Owami.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 where detectives are waiting to speak to you. Information provided will be handled sensitively and anyone who comes forward to assist officers will be given every support.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. They are separate from the police, they do not trace calls or monitor IP addresses. To contact them, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org