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Killed Russian Woman's Boyfriend Remanded
The boyfriend of a 23-year-old Russian woman found dead in her south London flat has appeared in court charged with her murder.
Felipe Lopes, 27, was remanded in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court and will appear next at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.
Lopes was arrested on the street in the Farnborough area of Bromley, south London, on Wednesday morning after police discovered the body of Anastasia Voykina a few miles away at an address in Streatham at around 2am on Monday.
A post-mortem examination gave her cause of death as multiple fractures to the face, head and neck.
A missing person report for Ms Voykina was made on Sunday after people she knew became concerned.
Officers had gone to a maisonette in James Boswell Close, Streatham, where they found her body.
Formal identification has not yet taken place but detectives are confident the deceased is the missing woman. Next of kin have been informed.
Police said she made a phone call to her family on December 30, which was the last known contact with her.