A HOMELESS woman whose body was found washed up on Foulness in June may have been living with someone as recently as February, police believe.

The remains of Angela Millington, 33, were found on Foulness on June 21, with the last reported sightings of the homeless Southend woman going back to November 2013.

However, since a murder investigation was launched last week, police have received reports of possible sightings in Southend in January and mid-February this year.

Det Ch Insp Simon Werrett of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate is leading the inquiry and urged anyone with further information to come forward.

He said: “We continue to receive valuable information from the public and we are currently looking into the possibility of her living or associating with someone in February this year.

“We are keen to trace this person so urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact the dedicated incident room on 101 extension 470173 during office hours or 101 outside of those times or, alternatively, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers-uk.org The police have also created a hashtag - #answers4angela – for updates to be posted on social media.

• A 51-year-old man from Westcliff arrested by police on Friday on suspicion of Miss Millington’s murder has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until November 17.