Found Safe UK - Owami Davies, 24, from Chafford Hundred, Essex, last seen in Croydon, Surrey, 6 Jul 2022

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Questions have also been raised about when the GSTT was first informed that Ms Davies was missing as different teams appeared to know different information at different points.

A well-placed source has told The Independent that trust bosses knew within two weeks of Ms Davies’ disappearance but claimed they “sat on” the information, neglecting to notify colleagues across the trust for a further two weeks.






more details at the link re Owami's job offer
 

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It is becoming very clear now that OD was already in a bad state before leaving home and without the involvement of the 5 people it would just seem to be a case of her wanting to get away from it all. Were they part of the reason for her being in a bad way or maybe she was just hoping to move in with one or more of them? Unfortunately with possible train journeys being mentioned she could be anywhere now.
 

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It would be interesting to know if the police were told about her being in the park drinking and refusing to return home with her brother on the 4th July or whether that information was originally not revealed.
 

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It would be interesting to know if the police were told about her being in the park drinking and refusing to return home with her brother on the 4th July or whether that information was originally not revealed.
My opinion is they were and that probably both OD's family and employer exercised discretion to a wider audience in order to protect her. There had possibly been previous episodes which both had dealt with.

JMO
 

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Lengthy article with complete timeline of events included, just posted the last few days of timeline..rbbm
Why would LE think that OD would try to connect with women traveling alone on trains?

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Aug 23 2022
''Here’s what we know so far.

The 24-year-old had been reaching the end of her nursing studies at King’s College London, when she vanished with barely a trace nearly 50 days ago.''


''Owami left her home in Grays, Essex, on July 4 - before she was last seen in Croydon two days later. Police have since launched a huge missing persons operation.

Officers say they are “still hopeful” of finding her alive and well but are growing increasingly concerned for Owami, who has no access to her phone or bank cards and no money left on her Oyster card.''

''She has experienced periods of depression in the past for which she needed medical treatment, and has also used alcohol to deal with the condition.''

''But her mum says she had been “really happy” prior to her disappearance. She had about two months left of her studies and had recently secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.''

August 18

British Transport Police (BTP) tweets that the 24-year-old could still be regularly taking trains, may appear dazed or confused and may be seeking to engage with women travelling alone.

The Met says in a statement: “Owami has been depressed and in the absence of her medication may use alcohol to relieve her depression.”

August 22


Detectives tell journalists Owami could be sleeping rough as they trawl through 117 reported sightings across the UK.

Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney said: “There is no evidence that she’s come to harm. We’re still hopeful that we’ll find her alive and well.”

Asked whether she could be sleeping rough, he said: “We’re open to all possibilities and that is one current working hypothesis.”
 

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My opinion is they were and that probably both OD's family and employer exercised discretion to a wider audience in order to protect her. There had possibly been previous episodes which both had dealt with.

JMO


I totally agree and do think there had been previous episodes that work were aware about .
What confused me is the arrests for murder and kidnap if the police were fully aware of her history.
 

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Then, I guess, the choice of career is wrong - as it means to be responsible for the vulnerable.

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Well maybe but people who have certain types of mental illness - NOT that I'm saying she has one of those - are not precluded from employment as long as they're stable and their condition is managed. It would be a terrifying world to live in were that the case. Ditto addiction, the medical professions are littered with addicts and unlike 'civilian life' they usually get excused and supported to recover and quickly encouraged back to work.
 

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Owami, who had experienced periods of depression in the past for which she needed medical treatment, also used alcohol to deal with the condition.

Her mother said Owami had never been away from home for more than three days but this was “the longest, most painful time”.
Usually, if she was feeling down Owami would stay in a hotel and then ring a family member to collect her.

Mother-of three Ms Davies told the Standard of the day Owami disappeared: “It felt a little strange. Later when I became concerned, I used the Find My iPhone app which is something I do with all of them. I was curious where she was and she wasn’t at the gym.


“She was actually at the Gorges, it’s a little park next to our house. I realised she had gone there.

“I didn’t follow, her brother did and managed to find her sitting at a bench just having a drink. They had a little chat. According to him, he asked her to come home, like ‘Let’s go home, it’s enough now’.


“At that time, that’s when they separated because she didn’t want to come home. She just said she wanted some down time. Normally when she does that, we understand. It did upset her brother at the time.”

Officers said that Owami used different names, but would not reveal what they were


If she was in the park next door and she had not returned home by nightfall did anyone go back to check on her or trace her phone to see where she was.

Why were the police not contacted that night?
 
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Organisers Women Will Not Be Silenced (WWNBS) along with Black Lives Matter (BLM) Enfield, will hold the vigil and protest outside Croydon University Hospital on Friday eveniung.
We are responding to the calls from our communities and allies to take to the streets and make our voices heard in the hope that this will generate more publicity for Owami Davies so that she can be returned to her home safely.”




I might be wrong, but I feel these protests will be more for political reasons and their own agendas than concern for finding Owami and will use police resources to patrol them.

It would be far better to get volunteers to check parks and other places where people sleep rough and visit all centres for the homeless to ask if anyone has any information and ask for them to look out for her.
 
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#Breaking Student nurse Owami Davies has been found “safe and well” in Hampshire almost eight weeks after she went missing, the Metropolitan Police has said

@rachaelvenables

Some BRILLIANT breaking news for you Owami Davies has been found safe and well in Hampshire. She's spoken to her family, is in a safe place and isn't in a vulnerable state.
@LBC
 

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#Breaking Student nurse Owami Davies has been found “safe and well” in Hampshire almost eight weeks after she went missing, the Metropolitan Police has said

@rachaelvenables

Some BRILLIANT breaking news for you Owami Davies has been found safe and well in Hampshire. She's spoken to her family, is in a safe place and isn't in a vulnerable state.
@LBC
Oh my goodness!!! This is the best news!! I hope she gets the help she needs. I’m in recovery and work in healthcare, too….it can be tough some times, and I really feel for Owami. But recovery is possible and I hope that with proper care, she will make a wonderful and empathetic nurse. I also hope she feels NO shame and that her coworkers/family/friends are supportive and not judgmental.

Yay Owami! Welcome home.

ETA: I don’t mean to imply OD definitely has substance abuse issues - just going off of the articles that say she has used alcohol in the past to cope with depression.
 

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She was found following a tip off from a member of the public at 10.30am on Tuesday

Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney said .....

she has been found safe and well outside the London area in the county of Hampshire

she's currently with specialist officers from my team."

She looks in good health, she's in a place of safety, and not currently in the vulnerable state that we were led to believe she was in at the start of her disappearance."



 

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I felt a bit emotional reading the news that she’d been found safe and well earlier on. We so often hear such bad news that we come to expect it, so the fact this may have a very positive outcome just hit me in a stark way. Thank goodness she’s alive and hopefully due to get lots of help.
 
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