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Camden pub worker Iuliana Tudos died of brutal stab wound to stomach and head injury

PUBLISHED: 22:56 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 22:56 28 December 2017

Iuliana Tudos.

Iuliana Tudos.

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World’s End barmaid Iuliana Tudos died as a result of a stab wound to the stomach and a head injury a post mortem examination has found.

Iuliana Tudos worked as a barmaid at the World's End pub in Camden. Picture: Emily BanksIuliana Tudos worked as a barmaid at the World's End pub in Camden. Picture: Emily Banks

A murder investigation is underway after the 22-year-old’s body was found in Finsbury Park several hundred metres from her home.

Ms Tudos who had worked at the World’s End pub, in Camden High Street, since April had last been seen by friends at around 8pm on December 24 when she headed for a bus home from Camden.

She was due to meet them at a friend’s home in Enfield, north-east London, later that evening before spending Christmas Day there, but never arrived.

Police said her next of kin, who are abroad, have been informed.

Police investigators at work in Finsbury Park where the body was found  in a building by the sports ground. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WirePolice investigators at work in Finsbury Park where the body was found in a building by the sports ground. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On Thursday an area of the north-east corner of the park, close to a baseball pitch, was cordoned off as murder detectives investigated how she died.

Forensics officers marked out what appeared to be clothing scattered on the grass.

Ms Tudos’s home in nearby Upper Tollington Park was also searched by police.

Neighbour Sebastian Jonathan said: “She was a very nice person, young and gorgeous. Ms Tudos, who was known as “Julie”, was from Moscow.

A police investigator in Finsbury Park. Photo: Yui Mok/PA WireA police investigator in Finsbury Park. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Scotland Yard released a missing person appeal following her disappearance and staff at the World’s End put up signs appealing for help to find her.

They were in mourning tonight after her body was found in the park shortly before 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, is leading the investigation.

She said: “Iuliana’s body was discovered in an outbuilding next to a sports pitch.We believe that she may have been attacked on Saturday December 24 - Christmas Eve - but we want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in that part of Finsbury Park over the Christmas period.

“We are still trying to piece together a timeline of events and are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry as regards to a motive.”

Police said no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the dedicated incident room on 0208 785 8244, tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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