MISSING oil executive Carole Waugh had to be identified by her dental records, an inquest heard yesterday.
Police revealed the gruesome details of finding the 50-year-old’s body in the back of a Volkswagen Golf at a garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south west London.
Detective Inspector Andrew Rees, from the Met’s homicide command, said Ms Waugh, pictured, who died of a single stab wound, was so badly decomposed she could not be identified visually.
Last seen alive in April, Ms Waugh was reported missing on July 7 by concerned family members.
DI Rees told the inquest that after initial inquiries, police believed she was alive and wilfully avoiding contact with her family.
“However, subsequent activity in relation to bank accounts gave rise for concern,” he said.
“The week following July 13 my unit undertook investigations.
“On August 2, as a result of our investigations we went to some garages in New Malden, situated in Lime Grove, where having forced open a garage door we discovered a Volkswagen motor vehicle and sadly Carole Waugh was discovered within the vehicle, deceased.”
Coroner Alison Thompson adjourned the inquest.