Ruby Love (23), born Rubina Malik, from Harrow, north west London, was found dead in the Grand Union Canal at Bankside, Southall, West London shortly before midday on Christmas Day, 25th December 2011.
On 29th December, police confirmed they had charged Manzar Juma (27), of Ealing, West London, with her murder. Reportedly, he had been Ruby Love’s boyfriend.
Ruby was a mother of three and had a month-old baby. She had been expected to return home on Christmas Day to open presents with her children and her mother and sister, with whom she lived in Harrow.
Ruby’s mother Precious said: “She was just the most lovely girl, the best daughter I could have asked for. We were having our Christmas dinner and opening our presents as we waited for her. I waited and waited and I texted her … then there was a knock on the door. It was the police.”
Note: This report was compiled from reports in the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror.