Today a 29-year-old man, Ross Macullum, from Coalville has been charged with the murder of Megan Newborough who was found dead on a country road in Leicestershire on Sunday.
Megan Newborough, a 23-year-old from Nuneaton was tragically found dead on a countryside road in Leicester on Sunday. Police arrested Ross Macullam, 29, from Coalville who has been remanded in custody, he was today charged by the police over Miss Newborough's murder. Macullam was also arrested on suspicion of rape, however today he has not been charged on the matter and it is still under investigation.
Megan was reported missing on Saturday afternoon before her body was sadly discovered near the small village of Woodhouse Eaves in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Megan's family today have paid tribute to their "treasured daughter, who has been stolen from their lives".
In a statement, Megan's family spoke out and 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.”
Leicestershire police have made an appeal, asking anyone who saw a white Citroen C3 travelling between Coalville and Loughborough to come forward, they have also requested that anyone who believes they can help the investigation to contact them on their website, quoting incident 500, 7th August, or alternatively, call 101.
Detective Inspector Kenny Henry, from the East Midlands special operations unit, who is leading the investigation into Megan's death 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.”
Macullam is due to appear at Leicester magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Megan Newborough.