LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The body of a missing British businesswoman has been found in a car locked in a garage in a London suburb, police said Friday.
Investigators said the body has not been formally identified but they believe it is that of Carole Waugh, 50, The Daily Telegraph reported. The discovery was made Thursday night, two days after a man was arrested at Luton Airport outside London on suspicion of being involved in Waugh's disappearance.
Waugh's family in County Durham in northern England last saw her in mid-April and reported her missing in early May after she stopped calling her mother. Police now say Waugh, who owned an apartment in London's Marylebone district, has not been seen since April 16.
The man detained for questioning this week was first held on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. The potential charge was upgraded to murder Wednesday.
Investigators say attempts have been made to withdraw money from Waugh's bank accounts and that someone posed as her brother and tried to sell her apartment.
Police have also been trying to determine if Waugh worked as an escort. She spent eight years working for an oil company in Libya and has since been working short-term contract jobs while living in London.
The garage where the body was found in a Volkswagen Golf is one of several in New Malden, Surrey, that are rented out. A man who works in the neighborhood said most are rented by contractors who use them to store equipment and the most serious problem before the discovery of the body was their use to hold stolen goods.