A man whose body was found in woodland has been named by police.

Koray Alpergin, 43, was found near to Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton, Essex, on Saturday (October 15).

He was reportedly taken against his will after he went missing from Ebony Crescent, Enfield.

A woman in her 30s who knew Mr Alpergin was also reported missing.

Enfield Independent:

Metropolitan Police were searching for the two after the initial missing report on October 14 and Mr Alpergin’s body was discovered at around 11.55am on the Saturday.

The woman has been located and is physically unharmed.


Specialist officers are said to be supporting supporting Mr Alpergin’s family. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder in the Kent area on Sunday (October 16) and remain in police custody at this time. Today, a fourth arrest was made of man, 55, in the Tottenham area. He has been taken into custody.

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Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, said: "This is an extremely fast-paced and complex investigation that involves numerous crime scenes and, at this time, has resulted in the arrest of four men for the murder of Koray Alpergin.

"We believe that Koray and a 33-year-old woman were forced into a white van outside their home address in Ebony Crescent, Enfield, at around 22:30hrs on Thursday, 13 October.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in that area at the time, who may have seen anything, no matter how small, to contact police immediately. I urge people to check doorbell camera or dash cam footage – you may have captured something that could prove crucial to our investigation.

"Although our investigation is still at a very early stage, I am working on the hypothesis that Koray’s kidnappers were possibly known to him and this was not a random attack.

“I can assure residents in Enfield and Essex that we are doing absolutely everything we can to understand the chain of events here, and bring to justice those responsible.”

Any information can be reported via 101 quoting reverence CAD 3901/14 Oct.