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Third person charged over body found in Eltham garden

Stephen Ojerinola
Image caption Stephen Ojerinola's body was found in the garden of a house in Eltham

A third person has been charged by detectives investigating the murder of a teenager found buried in a garden in south-east London.

Stephen Ojerinola of Camberwell, south London, was last seen alive in April last year.

His remains were dug up in the garden of a house in Lynsted Gardens in Eltham, on 20 November.

Test results showed the 18-year-old had been stabbed to death.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Vera Packer, 50, unemployed of Godstow Road, Abbey Wood, south-east London, had been charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial of a body.

She was originally arrested on 20 November and bailed pending further inquiries and is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on March 20.

Two men were previously charged with the murder of Mr Ojerinola.

Lee Davies and William Regan, both 36, are due to go on trial at the Old Bailey on 21 May.

Davies, of Chiswell Square, Greenwich, and Regan, who lived at the house in Lynsted Gardens, have both admitted a charge of preventing the lawful burial of a body while Regan has also pleaded guilty to two offences of burglary.

Three other people arrested over Mr Ojerinola's death have now been released from police bail with no further action to be taken.

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