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Police investigating the murder of Vanessa Santillan in Fulham have charged a man with her murder.

Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez, aged 23, of Landridge Road, SW6 will appear in custody today (15th May) at Bromley Magistrates’ Court charged with Vanessa’s murder in Romily Court, Landridge Road, SW6 on Saturday, 28 March.

Vanessa was was found dead in her flat in Fulham at 9.30pm on Saturday, March 28 by officers who had been called there to reports that a body had been found.

A post-mortem examination held at Fulham Mortuary gave the preliminary cause of death as injuries to the head and neck.

Vanessa had arrived in the UK from her home country of Mexico in January 2015 and it is believed she worked as an escort whilst in London.

Romily Court, off Landridge Road

Ms Santillan called herself "one in a million" on her website, writing about travelling around the world and going on high fashion shopping sprees. In a recent entry she said of her stay in London: " I’m a Ts girl visiting from MIAMI FL.

"I am looking to meet upscale, respectable gentlemen, of a certain calibre, who know how to treat a lady like me."

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, should call the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To provide information via Galop, London's LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity, call 020 7704 2040.

May 15, 2015