A man who killed a woman and attempted to cover his tracks by burning her body has been found guilty of murder

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A man who killed a woman and attempted to cover his tracks by burning her body has been found guilty of murder

Robert Brown, 38, was convicted of the murder of 41-year-old Victoria Greenwood, whose body was discovered in a car park in Hertfordshire last year.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

During the trial, the court heard how Brown had arranged to meet Victoria, who worked as a sex worker, in the early hours of Friday 10 November.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

CCTV captured the pair arriving and entering his flat together, but footage later showed the victim on the ground outside, appearing to be trying to escape, with Brown pulling her back inside.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

While investigating, detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit found that Brown had made multiple trips to different shops that weekend, purchasing a variety of suspicious items including a saw, a foldable sack barrow, a jerry can, and a large amount of cleaning supplies.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

On Sunday 12 November, CCTV recorded him using the sack barrow to transport a large furniture unit wrapped in duct tape, containing Victoria’s body, from his flat to his car. He was also seen at a local petrol station that evening filling a container with fuel.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

Emergency services were called to a car park near Wallington two days later to reports of a body on fire.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

Brown, of Hitchin Road, Luton, was found guilty of murder following a three-week trial at Luton Crown Court.

A Man Who Killed A Woman And Attempted To Cover His Tracks By Burning Her Body Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder

He had previously pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner in the exercise of their duty before the trial began.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday 7 June.

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