A man has been arrested after the death of a 20-year-old woman who fell from a black BMW in Croydon on Monday night.
The woman suffered head injuries in the incident, which occured in Dunsfold Way in New Addington during the evening.
An ambulance was called to an address in the street the following morning after a report that a woman had suffered a cardiac arrest and police were called shortly afterwards.
She was taken to Croydon University Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
A post-mortem examination concluded the cause of death to be head injuries. Police have made a formal identification of the victim and will release her details later today.
The Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading investigations into the incident.
According to eyewitness reports, the victim and an unidentified man were seen to be getting into the vehicle before driving down the road.
A 33-year-old man from Dunsfold Way has been arrested in connection with the incident. A warrant for further detention was granted yesterday at Croydon Crown Court allowing police to keep him in custody until Friday.
Detectives believe there may have been another witness in the car at the time of the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, who is leading the investigation, said: “I believe this lady died as a result of the injuries sustained from falling from the car and that there may have been at least one other person in the BMW.”
“I would urge that person, or anyone who witnessed the fall or has information that could help the enquiry to contact the incident room and help us piece together the events of that evening.”
If you have any information relating to the incident detectives can be contacted in the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.