Woman found dead in River Roding, Ilford, named as Lucille Melanie Sanders

The woman found dead in the River Roding on Sunday has been named as Lucille Melanie Sanders.

Lucille, also known as Lucille Melanie Espinoza, was found in the water near Ilford Golf Club shortly after 9am and pronounced dead at the scene.

She was 61 years old and lived in Redbridge. Her family have been informed.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The incident is not believed suspicious at this stage and enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

A post-mortem examination took place today at East Ham Mortuary.


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No formal cause of death has been given and further tests are being carried out.

An inquest has opened and adjourned at Waltham Forest Coroner’s Court.

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