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Murder arrest over Basildon debt collector death

Murder arrest over Basildon debt collector death

  • 10 June 2018
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Image caption Tina Cantello worked as a debt collector making door-to-door visits

A body has been found in the hunt for a woman who disappeared in Basildon.

Tina Cantello, a 49-year-old debt collector, was reported missing on Friday evening when she failed to return home from work.

Essex Police said a body was found at a property in Derby Close, Langdon Hills, on Saturday evening.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The body has yet to be formally identified but the force said the search for Ms Cantello had been suspended.

Next of kin have been informed.

Ms Cantello, who was 4ft 11in tall, was last seen when she left her home in Holst Avenue, in Laindon, at 17:00 BST to go to work.

Image caption The woman's body was found at a property in Derby Close, just before 18:00 BST, police said