A man accused of murdering Janet Müller will appear in court on Thursday, just a week after police released CCTV footage of the student’s last known movements.
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, of Beckenham, London, will appear at Guildford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, April 9 charged with Miss Müller’s murder.
The 26-year-old last appeared before the court on March 19 after handing himself in to a London police station at 5am the Tuesday before (March 17). He did not enter a plea and spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.
Mr Jeffrey-Shaw was arrested and charged with murder after the body of 21-year-old Janet was found in the boot of a burning car in Ifield on Friday, March 13.
She had been reported missing from Mill View Hospital, in Hove, at around 10.15pm the night before.
Police continue to try and trace Miss Müller’s movements between leaving the hospital on Thursday night (March 12) and coming by her death less than 24 hours later.
Officers investigating the case have released CCTV footage from Thursday night that show Janet walking through a subway in Portslade at 10.33pm and later, along Station Road at 12.28am. The last sighting of her on the CCTV footage is walking east towards Brighton and crossing Sackville Gardens near the BP garage at 12.55am.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi, who is leading the investigation for the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said, “We are extremely grateful to Janet’s family for their co-operation in agreeing to allow release of these images, which are the last known of Janet before she died.
“We are very keen to learn about her last movements between leaving Mill View Hospital and the discovery of her body in Ifield on March 13.
“If you saw her in the area around those times or perhaps a little later, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Madeira. Even if you think you may have seen her or that your sighting was only brief, please do call as your information could prove very important to us.”
A 34-year-old woman and 30-year-old man have both been arrested alongside Mr Jeffrey-Shaw in connection with the murder.
The woman, from Dulwich, south east London, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. She was released on police bail until March 30, which has since been extended to May 13 while enquiries continue.
The man, also from London, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He was released on police bail until April 15.
Miss Müller was originally from Berlin, Germany, but moved to England to study at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus in 2012.