Family's grief after 'treasured daughter', 23, found dead on country lane as man arrested for rape and murder

THE family of a woman who was found "raped and murdered" on a country lane say they have been "robbed of a treasured daughter".

Megan Newborough’s body was discovered on Charley Road, near Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Megan, 23, from Nuneaton, had been reported missing to Warwickshire Police on Saturday afternoon.

Following enquiries led by Warwickshire Police, a search to find her then took place in Leicestershire.

A 29-year-old man from Coalville was later arrested on suspicion of Megan’s murder.

He remains in custody and today has also been further arrested on suspicion of rape.

Megan’s family have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.

'COMPLETELY HEARTBROKEN'

In a statement, they said: “There are no words to describe how much we as a family are completely heartbroken and devastated.

“Megan was the most generous, loving and caring person and we have been robbed of our treasured daughter.

"We are grateful for the support we have received so far but ask that we are allowed to grieve in peace.”

Yesterday, an appeal was made for anyone who saw a white Citroen C3 travelling between Coalville and Loughborough to come forward and detectives are still asking for anyone who thinks they can help – but has not yet come forward – to do so.

Detective Inspector Kenny Henry, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is leading the investigation.

He said: “First and foremost, my deepest condolences are with Megan’s family at this difficult time.

“We’re continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding Megan’s death and I am still appealing for public help to piece together the information we already have.

“I would ask that anyone who thinks they are able to help but hasn’t yet spoken to us to do the right thing and come forward – it’s not too late.”

You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting incident 500 of 7 August.

Alternatively, call 101.

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