MUM of two Janelle Duncan-Bailey, whose body was found on Saturday, died from asphyxiation, police have said.
A post mortem found the 25-year-old, of Thornton Heath, died from "asphyxiation with compression of the neck," a Met spokesman said today.
Jerome McDonald, 30, of Fairlands Avenue, Thornton Heath, has been charged with her murder and will appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow (Wednesday) for a bail hearing.
Miss Duncan-Bailey, of Pawsons Road, was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon after she failed to pick up her two young sons from a friend's house.
Her body was found on Saturday afternoon in a parked car in Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath, close to Limpsfield Avenue where she had last been seen between 5am and 5.30am on Wednesday.
The post mortem was carried out yesterday at Croydon mortuary and the results passed to the Met today.
Police added they were not releasing any more details at present as to the suspected time and place of her death.