The death of a serving police community support officer whose body was found in woodland is being treated as murder.
The remaining parts of Julia James, 53, were found in Akholt Wood, Snowdown, close to Dover, on Tuesday. Kent Police associates affirmed Ms James had served on the power as a PCSO and said they were seeking after “various lines of request” into her demise. Analysts have bid for anyone who was nearby on Monday or Tuesday to approach. Partner Chief Constable Peter Ayling said it had been “an extreme day for some” on the power. There were “some broken individuals today following the deficiency of one of our own,” he said. Many officials kept on looking through forest and hedgerows on Wednesday, while a criminology group inspected the territory around a police tent raised on the edge of a field. Associate Chief Constable Tom Richards said: “While there is a full and intensive examination under way our musings likewise stay with her family, companions and partners. “We’re especially quick to address the individuals who consistently visit the region who may have seen something strange and the individuals who drove by who have dashcam film.” Individuals in Snowdown would consider a to be police presence as requests proceeded, he said. He encouraged those nearby to “stay careful” until the full conditions of Ms James’ passing were established.Ben Sandoe, who lives close by, said: “She was a truly decent woman. She was only there to pay special mind to individuals. I got a kick out of the chance to call her ‘care of the local area’. “She was anything but a domineering jerk, she didn’t think she was exempt from the rules that everyone else follows on the grounds that she was the law. “It’s alarming and dismal to see that she’s kicked the bucket, and it’s dubious.” Home Secretary Priti Patel said she had been “so disheartened” to learn of the passing. “I give my genuine sympathies to Julia’s companions, family and partners at this dreadful time,” she said.