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Murder police find suspect's car
Krystal Hart
Paramedics pronounced Krystal Hart dead at the scene
Police investigating the murder of a pregnant woman found shot dead at her flat in London say they have found the suspect's car.

A 40-year-old man is already being questioned over the death of 22-year-old Krystal Hart.

He was arrested after walking into a police station in south London.

Ms Hart was pronounced dead by paramedics who were called to her home in Battersea on Friday.

Police had renewed an appeal to find a black VW Golf car, registration J326 KCK, which they believe was abandoned after Ms Hart's murder.

It was found on Monday afternoon in Lyminge Gardens, south-west London.

Following the arrest of the man on Sunday police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Hart died from two gunshot wounds to the head. Her mother called the killing "senseless and tragic".

Krystal leaves a gap which will never be filled and our lives will never be the same again
Deborah Penfold, Krystal Hart's mother

In a statement Deborah Penfold told of her despair at losing her daughter and future grandchild.

"No words can describe the depths of our despair at the sudden and tragic loss of a most precious and beautiful young woman," she said.

"Not only have I lost my daughter but I've lost my grandchild in the senseless and tragic murder of a young woman in the prime of her life."

She said time and privacy was needed to make sense of the "incomprehensible" loss of life.

'Neighbour dispute'

"She leaves a gap which will never be filled and our lives will never be the same again. The light she shone will never be overshadowed."

Police officers and paramedics were called to Ms Hart's flat shortly after 1100 BST on Friday.

Detectives said they believed Ms Hart's killing could have been related to a "neighbour dispute" dating back "many months".

Ms Hart's stepfather Clive Lawrence, 50, told how he installed cameras in her flat because of the dispute.

Friends and family pay tribute to Krystal Hart


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