Family appeal for killers of man found in Kilburn

Police want help in finding missing jewellery of murdered 38-year-old

THE family of a man who was brutally kidnapped and murdered before being dumped in Kilburn have given an emotional appeal for help in finding those responsible.

Ferell Benjamin’s body was found in Burton Road, Kilburn, on November 15, last year badly beaten and his jewellery missing.

Police have also appealed for help in tracking down the missing chain and pendant and fake Cartier watch.

Mr Benjamin, 38, had been kidnapped from a house in Edgware 24 hours earlier.


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A subsequent post-mortem gave the cause of death as head injury.

In a statement the family said: ‘Since his tragic and untimely death on the 14th November 2010 my whole life and the children’s has been torn apart. There is an empty vacuum that cannot be filled and no words can explain just how I feel.

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‘How do you explain to your children that they will no longer be able to see their father to watch them grow, to play with them or to see them leave school.

‘We must stop killing each other and whilst it is too late for me, Ferell was taken in most tragic circumstances, don’t let it happen to another person, and don’t destroy another family. I urge you therefore, if you have any information please inform the police and let whoever has done this be brought to justice.’

The day after his body was found police arrested two people who were bailed until January and then again until March.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested for suspicion of murder and a 23-year-old man was ‘in connection with the inquiry’.

But police still need members of the public to come forward with new information.

Detective Inspector Julian King, of the METs homicide and serious crime command, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have information regarding the circumstances around his kidnap and where he was taken before his body was found in Kilburn.

“I am also appealing for anyone who knows where Ferell’s chain, pendant and watch are. These are distinctive items of jewellery and may be being worn by someone who has bought them in good faith.”

*Anyone with information should call 020 8785 8244 or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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