Man charged with murder of missing Basildon mum after body found in Wat Tyler Country Park | UK News
A man has been charged with the murder of a young mother following the discovery of a body in a country park.
Madison Wright, of Basildon in Essex, was last seen alive on 22 July and was wearing a pink top, black trousers and flip flops.
The 30-year-old’s black Vauxhall Astra was found four days later on 26 July in Brackendale Avenue in Basildon.
Essex Police arrested a man on Friday, and on Sunday officers charged Gary Bennett with murder.
The 36-year-old, from Pitsea, is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The force said that a body was found at Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon on Saturday.
The park and nearby recycling centre remain shut whilst officers continue with their enquiries.
The body has yet to be formally identified but Ms Wright’s family have been informed of the development and are being supported by specialist officers, police said.
Police want to speak to anyone who has information but has not yet come forward, in particular anyone who saw Ms Wright or her car between 8.30am on 22 July and 26 July.
The force is also appealing for CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to the incident.
Essex Police can be contacted about the incident on a dedicated phone line on 0207 1267612.
Information can also be reported online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020122Q20-PO1 or anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.