Woman named in murder investigation

A woman whose death is at the centre of a murder investigation has been named by detectives as Geetika Goyal.

Officers were called by a member of the public to Uppingham Close in Leicester at 2.25am yesterday (Thursday) after Geetika, 29, had been found injured lying on the pavement in the street.

Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service attended. Sadly Geetika was pronounced dead at the scene.

Geetika Goyal

A post mortem examination carried out yesterday concluded Geetika had suffered stab wound injuries.

A 28-year-old man, of Leicester, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder in connection with Geetika’s death. He currently remains in police custody.

Enquires have been continuing since yesterday to establish the full circumstances of Geetika’s death including CCTV and house to house enquiries.

A scene preservation was in place in Uppingham Close yesterday to allow enquiries to be carried out. The scene preservation was removed yesterday evening (Thursday).

A scene preservation is also in place at a property in Wintersdale Road as part of enquiries. This currently remains in place.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Uppingham Close or Wintersdale Road, on Wednesday evening or during the early hours of Thursday morning, and who has any information to make contact. This includes anyone who was in the area of Uppingham Road between Uppingham Close and Wintersdale Road.

Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, is leading the investigation. She said: “A dedicated team has been carrying out enquiries since yesterday morning to establish the full circumstances of Geetika’s death and how this has happened and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information to make contact with us.

“Officers remain with Geetika’s family providing full support. A man arrested on suspicion of murder currently remains in police custody.

“We urge anyone who was in Uppingham Close, Wintersdale Road or the surrounding area, including Uppingham Road, between 5pm on Wednesday (3 March) and 2.25am on Thursday (4 March) to think back to anything you saw or heard which could assist our enquiries. Please make contact if you have not already done so. If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, you should also get in touch with us.

“Our officers remain in the area today carrying out further enquiries and offering reassurance. I would like to thank the local community for their continued support and co-operation as we continue in this investigation.

“If you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please do get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 29 of 4 March.

Leicestershire Police News 05/03/21