Funeral of Eastbourne student found dead in burning car to be held in Germany

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Janet M�ller SUS-150326-134557001

The funeral of a student whose body was found in a burning car in Ifield in March will take place in Berlin, Germany on Friday (May 29).

Janet Müller, 21, from Eastbourne, died on Friday March 13.

Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “Our thoughts and sympathy are with Janet’s family and friends and while we will not be attending the funeral, we will pause to reflect on this tragic loss of life on Friday.

“We are still very keen to learn about her last movements between leaving Mill View Hospital in Portslade and the discovery of her body in Ifield on Friday, March 13.

“The images show her walking in Portslade - in a subway at 10.33pm on Thursday, March 12; the second in Station Road at 12.28am and the final one walking east towards Brighton and crossing Sackville Gardens near the BP garage at 12.55am.

“If you saw her in the area around those times or perhaps a little later, please email 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.”

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, who is charged with murder, is due to appear for a plea and case management hearing at Guildford Crown Court on June 4.