Photos: Young lawyer found dead in her northwest London home


Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, was found unconscious by detectives at the home she shared with her father and two sisters in Northumberland Road, Harrow, northwest London around 5.55pm on Friday, August 14. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Until her death, Elizabeth who had studied medicine at Imperial College before switching to follow
in her Ugandan father’s footsteps as a lawyer, worked at leading City firm Herbert Smith Freehills
According to London Evening Standard, Elizabeth worked for a number of charities and fundraising activities. Before embarking on her career she had volunteered for Mulaga Hospital in Uganda, where her solicitor father Joseph had grown up. She also volunteered in 2005 at Freedom from Torture, a centre based in Finsbury Park with links to Amnesty International. She was also part of the Model United Nations during her time at Imperial College. Elizabeth was said to be a keen singer who had been asked to perform in an opera at the Royal Albert Hall. A relative, who did not wish to be named, said:

“It’s horrible. She was a very young girl who was doing so well. I’m shocked because I have known her since she was a baby. She’s a lovely girl. So beautiful and doing very well. She was a very talented girl, a young star. It is a really big loss not just for the family but for society in general because she has always done good things for people.”

A Met spokesman said it was awaiting the results of a postmortem carried out on August 16 at Northwick Park Mortuary. Officers from Harrow's Homicide and Major Crime Command are now leading this investigation under Detective Chief Inspector Tim Duffield.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Mechanic, Peter Kibisu was charged this Monday, August 17, in connection with the murder. He appeared in custody at Hendon Magistrates Court today and will make his next appearance at the Old Bailey on Thursday..