Constable Noel Maitland has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Donna-Lee Donaldson, whose body is yet to be found. The announcement of the murder charge was made earlier today by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey in a press conference.
Bailey reported that with the information received through “forensics and technology”, the police theorise that Donaldson was murdered between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12.
While Baily made note that the motive has not been established, he added, “What we can say is that she was killed, based on our investigation.”
He stated that the probe remains ongoing as the police search to recover the body of the 24-year-old social media influencer, who was reported missing on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Donaldson was believed to have spent the night with Maitland, who had reportedly picked her up at her house at about 10:00 p.m. on July 11.
According to reports, he arrived in a black BMW for her to spend the night at his Chelsea Manor apartment. When her mother, Sophia Lugg, could not get in contact with her on July 12, Miss Lugg reported that she has not seen or heard from her daughter.