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Joy Morgan’s family have released a new appeal for information

03 Apr 2019

image via Joy Mogan / Facebook

The family of Joy Morgan and Hertfordshire Police have launched a fresh appeal for information into the case of the missing midwifery student.

Joy has not been seen since 26 December, and on 27 February, Shohfah-El Israel, aged 40, of Fordwych Road, London, was charged with her murder.

Joy’s body has not yet been found and enquiries are ongoing.

“Our beautiful Joy is so loved by us and we are living a nightmare not knowing where she is,” said Carol Morgan, Joy’s mother.

“We cannot come to terms with what has happened. The situation is unbearable. Joy turned 21 on February 12 and we should have been able to celebrate with her.

“Please, if you have any information at all that will help the police, get in touch. I cannot say it enough – just please, please get in touch and help us.”

Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who has information about the pictured Honda vehicle which belongs to Israel.

The Honda which Joy Morgan used to travel in

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “The vehicle has been located but I am keen to hear from anyone who might have seen it over the festive period and into the New Year. Joy used to travel in the vehicle and any information you have about it, no matter how small it might seem, could be vital to the investigation.

“If you saw it, please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know when and where it was.”

Joy was in her second year of midwifery at Hertfordshire University when she went missing.

She was last seen at her church on 26 December and was reported missing on 7 February.

A friend from school told gal-dem that “Joy was funny, she was friendly, she’d talk to anyone, she’d make friends with anyone. She was very, very serious about her education. She was in the top set for everything and all the teachers liked her. She was just a normal girl.”

Before learning of the murder charge, her older sister Dionne Morgan described he as a beautiful person, “inside and out” and someone whose name suited.

“She’d do anything for anyone. She’s always there. She loves her nieces and nephew, a lot. That’s my children. She’s always there for them. Always has been, for them. And she’s happy. She’s just like her name, Joy.”

Joy had links to Hatfield, Ilford, Battersea, Cricklewood, Stevenage and Luton. 

Any information that could assist the investigation can be submitted online.You can also contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101.