A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead in a north London park.
Kasim Lewis, of Friern Barnet in north London, was remanded in custody over the death of Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Wednesday.
Tudos, 22, had last been seen getting off a bus near the park on 24 December. She was due to arrive at a friend’s house to celebrate Christmas but failed to turn up. Her body was found near a disused building in the park three days later.
Tudos, who was of Russian and Greek origin, worked at World’s End pub in Camden, north London.
A postmortem at Haringey mortuary revealed she died from a stab wound to her abdomen and a head injury.
Well-wishers have contributed more than £15,000 for her funeral expenses through a crowdfunding appeal.