Juliana Tudos murder: Detectives comb Finsbury Park for clues
Tribute shrine to World's End barmaid
29 December, 2017 — By Emily Finch
DETECTIVES have today (Friday) spent hours combing Finsbury Park for clues as they continue the hunt for Juliana Tudos’s killer.
The World’s End pub barmaid was found dead on Wednesday having been missing since Christmas Eve. She died after sustaining a stab wound and a blow to the head. Sections of the park remained cordoned off today and officers could be seen making pain-staking searches of grassland areas.
Meanwhile, a shrine of tributes was beginning to grow as friends left tributes to Ms Tudos, also known as Julie. Candles, cards and t-shirts were left at a barrier.
“I can’t believe this happened to such a sweet girl,” said one. “You were such a happy and sweet girl who would always make me laugh.”
Continuing their appeal for help from the public, Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are working to piece together a timeline of Iuliana’s movements and continue to pursue all lines of enquiry as regards to a motive. Her body was discovered in a disused building in the area of the park near the junction of Green lanes and Endymion Road, and we believe that she was attacked where she was found.”
She added: “Our enquiries from CCTV footage have now ascertained that Juliana was seen on the periphery of the park on Christmas Eve, shortly after 8.20pm. We want to hear from anyone who saw, had contact with, or heard from Juliana after this time. We’d also like to hear from anybody who saw anything suspicious within the park over the Christmas period. We are in touch with Juliana’s family, who are currently living abroad, and they are naturally devastated, as her close network of friends in the UK. All of them are desperate for any information that can help us find out what happened to her, so I would urgent anyone with information to please contact us as soon as possible.”
Haringey Borough Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Des Fahy said extra officers had been deployed for reassurance and that his officers had been engaging with local residents, community groups and traders. He said: “We understand that the local community might have concerns, but I want to reassure people that incidents of this nature are incredibly rare. We have police out and about on patrol and local Neighbourhood Policing Teams have been out speaking to members of the community – an area of floral tributes has been agreed with park wardens at the Endymion Road gates entrance.
He added: “Police are working tirelessly, following multiple lines of enquiry to track down the person, or people responsible – that’s why the area will need to remain cordoned off for some time. People should be alert, but not alarmed, and make sure to report anything suspicious to police. By all accounts, Juliani was a bubbly lively girl enjoying a fun life in London when she was tragically taken from her loved ones. Our hearts go out to them. ”
Anyone with information is requested to call the dedicated HMCC incident room on 0208 785 8244, tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.