Victim Named by Police after Fire in flat, a Murder investigation begins

Police have named a woman who died in a flat in Mere Road, Leicester – and are appealing for anyone who knew her to come forward.




Officers were called to the property by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service shortly after 7am yesterday (Sunday 21 April).

The body of 27-year-old Leah Fray was found inside. Her death is being treated as murder.


Detectives investigating the incident have today launched an urgent appeal for anyone who knew Leah to come forward and a photo of her has also been released to the public.


Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Keen from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) Major Crime team is leading the investigation.


She said: “From our initial inquiries, we know that Leah associated with a lot of different people across Leicester.


“Today, I am calling on anyone who knew her, recently saw or had contact with her to speak to police.”


“We owe it to this young woman and her family to find out who is responsible for her death.


27-year-old Leah Fray

Did you see anyone coming and going from her flat in Mere Road at any time between Saturday afternoon and early yesterday morning?"


Call 101, quoting incident 131 of 21 April.


Scene of the flat Fire Mere Road Leicester

Source : Leicestershire Police


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