New CCTV footage showing the last known images of a student nurse who went missing last month has been released by police.
Owami Davies was spotted about 12.30pm on Thursday, July 7, walking north on London Road in Croydon away from West Croydon. She had left her family home in Grays, Essex, three days earlier, on July 4.
The images show Owami in a dark jacket , red t-shirt, light grey joggers, sliders and carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.
Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This latest CCTV shows Owami wearing a distinctive red top and heading towards the Norbury area.
“I would ask members of the public who were in this area, or nearby roads, to think back and call us if they remember seeing Owami and please do not underestimate how important your call could be.”
The chief added that public sightings are vital with the vast number of potential directions of travel for Ms Davies making it extremely difficult for officers to trace her route from CCTV alone.
“CCTV enquiries are very detailed to ensure nothing is missed. Every time a person reaches a junction it can mean that several new roads have to be examined to see which way Owami went.
“If a member of the public can give us a positive sighting in a particular road, even if they just saw her walking, that could save hours of delay and could be a huge help in finding what has happened to Owami.”
Five people have been arrested during the course of the investigation for offences including suspected murder or kidnap.
All have since been released on bail.
South Area Commander Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done. We are working closely with our colleagues in specialist crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry. Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.
"We understand the real anxiety that is currently felt in our community and we have additional officers patrolling to reassure you. Please do take the opportunity to speak to these officers about your concerns, they are there to help you and answer any questions you may have.”
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org