Turkish radio DJ found dead in woods ‘after being abducted with woman in car in north London’

A man found dead in a wooded area after allegedly being abducted with a woman in a car in north London has been named as popular radio DJ Koray Alpergin.

The 43-year-old Turkish DJ, who owned London radio station Bizim FM, was tragically discovered by police in Loughton, Essex yesterday.

Three men from Kent have been arrested in connection with the investigation and remain in custody. Police did not confirm what they had been arrested on suspicion of.

Sir. Alpergin had been reported missing on Friday afternoon along with a woman police believed to be in her 30s.

The pair were suspected of being taken ‘against their will’ from an address on Ebony Crescent, Enfield, north London, on Thursday night. They knew each other and were last seen earlier in the night.

The woman, allegedly his girlfriend, has been located and is physically unharmed, the police said in a statement.

A man found dead in woodland after allegedly being abducted with a woman in a car in north London has been named as popular radio DJ Koray Alpergin (pictured)

A man found dead in woodland after allegedly being abducted with a woman in a car in north London has been named as popular radio DJ Koray Alpergin (pictured)

The 43-year-old Turkish DJ who owned the London radio station Bizim FM.  The radio station posted this photo of him with the caption: 'RIP Koray Bizim'

The 43-year-old Turkish DJ who owned the London radio station Bizim FM. The radio station posted this photo of him with the caption: ‘RIP Koray Bizim’

Tributes poured in for the radio DJ after his shocking death was announced. Bizin FM radio station posted a photo of their owner on social media with the caption: ‘RIP Koray Bizim.’

The translated post described their shock at learning of Mr Alpergin’s death, as comments below shared the station’s grief.

They also shared tributes from others with one describing Mr Alpergin as the ‘King of London’s radio stations’.

Meanwhile, T-Vine news wrote: ‘We are devastated by the untimely death of DJ Koray ‘Bizim FM’ Alpergin. He was a brilliant, universally loved man who brought joy to thousands with his radio programs.

‘Our deepest condolences to Koray’s family, friends and the entire community.’

And Besime Ahmet, from a translated post, wrote on Facebook: ‘We woke up to a very long news this morning, DJ Korayi from our FM who has been missing since Thursday was found in Essex Woodland forest.

‘My condolences to all his family and friends. Too bad. How he happened at such a young age is still unknown!’

Many added below: ‘May God rest his soul’ and ‘May God have mercy on him’.

The Turkish Police Association has revealed it is supporting the Central Special Crime Unit in their investigation into the “sad and tragic incident”.

Officers discovered a body following reports that a man and woman were missing.  It has now been revealed that the man was Mr Alpergin

Officers discovered a body following reports that a man and woman were missing. It has now been revealed that the man was Mr Alpergin

It has called on the community to come forward with any information.

Essex Police initially investigated, but they confirmed on Sunday that Scotland Yard had taken over the investigation as the man is believed to have died in the Metropolitan Police’s area of ​​responsibility.

Officers had been working to locate the man after they were called for concern for his welfare on land near the Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate at around 11.55am yesterday.

He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Three men have been arrested after the man's body was discovered in Loughton, Essex yesterday

Three men have been arrested after the man’s body was discovered in Loughton, Essex yesterday

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, crime specialist, said a key line of inquiry is that the man and woman were taken against their will in a vehicle.

She said her team is ‘working 24/7 to establish exactly what has happened’.

DCI Kieran said: ‘This is a very complex and fast-paced investigation involving multiple units across the MPS, as well as invaluable support from our colleagues at Essex Police.

“While the investigation is still at an early stage, a key line of inquiry is that the man and woman were taken against their will in a vehicle on Thursday night.

‘I need anyone who was in the Ebony Crescent area on the night of Thursday 13 October and may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact the police immediately.

‘I would encourage people to check doorbell camera or dash cam footage – you may have caught something that could prove crucial to our investigation.’

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