Found Dead 30th May 2014
Rui Li (44) was found dead in the boot of a car in Verwood Crescent, Bournemouth, Dorset on 30th May 2014 about 4 miles from where she lived in Burnham Drive. She had been missing for more than a week.
Ms Li’s daughter Lu Yao (18) reported her missing on Tuesday 27th May 2014.
Dorset Police have charged Ms Li’s husband Pierre Legris (60) with her murder. Legris’s son, 26, also from the town, remains in custody after police secured extra time to question him.
Ms Li was a nurse and had worked at Poole Hospital since 2009. She first came to the UK from China with Ms Yao about 10 years ago.
Formal identification of Ms Li’s body has not yet taken place and an inquest into her death is due to be opened.
Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of the major crime investigation unit, said family liaison officers had been keeping her daughter updated. He said “Clearly, this is a very difficult time for her as she tries to come to terms with the loss of her mother,”.
Forensic investigators have been examining the silver Fiat Punto in which she was found and the surrounding area. DI Hester said officers were still appealing for anyone with information about the case to contact police. He said “In particular we would like anyone with information about the movements of two vehicles – a silver Fiat Punto with registration plate W887 PDL and a large white Ford Transit van with registration plate Y491 GFT – between Saturday 24th May and Wednesday 28th May 2014, to contact police”.
Note: This report was drawn from reports in the BBC.