The daughter of a prominent Adelaide doctor has been found dead and a man arrested over her murder in the UK.
India Chipchase, 20, went missing on Saturday night after an evening out with friends in her hometown Northampton.
She left a local club around 1:15am and was making her way home to her mother’s house. But when she didn’t arrive, worried family contacted police.
Her brother Harry who lived and attended high school in Adelaide, made an urgent appeal to the public on Sunday desperate to find his sister.
“Ind please make contact with any of us. We just want to know that you are safe and ok, and we want you home. We love you,” he pleaded.
Her mother Suzanne wrote on Facebook: “India Eve Chipchase please let me know you’re ok please darling. Love you xxx.”
India, one of the four children of Adelaide obstetrician and gynaecologist Jeremy Chipchase, was working as a bartender while studying health and social care.
She lived in the UK with her mother Suzanne, 47, her brother Harry, 18, and sisters Pia, 15, and Honor, 11, in an upmarket suburb in the town of Northampton, while her father lives and works in Adelaide.
When she did not return home Sunday morning, her frantic family searched for her with her disappearance making headline news in the UK.
But tragically, police have now informed the family that they have arrested a man over India’s death. Police tracked down a man after knocking door-to-door showing a picture of India and a grainy CCTV still of two men.
They had broken down the front door of a local terraced house on Sunday after tracing missing India’s mobile phone signal to a park nearby.
A neighbour spoke of how police found India’s body at the dilapidated home of Edward Tenniswood, 51.
Alice Barber told The Sun, “They were knocking on [the accused’s] door. I told them he didn’t ever answer the door anyway. So they broke it down. They found her body. It is shocking and terrifying to think she might have died next door.”