A man has been charged with the murder of two women in south-east London five months apart.
Naomi Hunte, 41, was found fatal with a stab wound at a Greenwich address on Valentine’s Day this year.
Carl Cooper, 65, was arrested on suspicion of murder four days later on February 18, but was later released on bail and later released under investigation.
Fiona Holm was reported missing on June 29 in the Hither Green area of south-east London, and earlier this week Mr Cooper was arrested on suspicion of her murder.
He has now been charged with killing the two women and is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.
Ms Holm was last seen alive in an off-license setting at Verdant Lane in Hither Green on June 20 and was reported missing nine days later.
His body has yet to be found and police are continuing to carry out searches of properties and open spaces in south-east London.
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed the matter has been referred to the Met’s Professional Standards Branch as per protocols when a missing person’s death is reported.
The spokesperson also confirmed that the suspect was known to both women.
It is understood that Mr Cooper was not on bail at the time of Ms Holm’s disappearance, but had been released under investigation.
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