Missing Gloucester woman inquiry: Man released

A photo of Kokulavathani Mayuran, released by Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Officers described Ms Mayuran as being 5ft 4in tall with a heavy build

A Gloucester man arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of a woman has been released without charge.

Kokulavathani Mayuran, 31, originally from Sri Lanka, disappeared from the Coney Hill area on 31 January and was reported missing two days later.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man on Saturday, but later released him.

"Following further investigation we believe this to be a missing person inquiry," Det Supt Simon Atkinson said.

"As a result the 31-year-old Gloucester man, who was arrested in connection with her disappearance, has been released without charge.

"We are still extremely concerned for Kokulavathani's welfare and we would urge anyone who sees her or knows where she is to contact us immediately."

Ms Mayuran is described as being about 5ft 4in tall with a heavy build. She has long dark hair and it is thought she could have been wearing a long black coat.

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