The body of a woman was found yesterday morning (Tuesday) in the water just north of the Bow Flyover. She is believed to be 20 year old Musonda Chimfwenbe who lived in Bow.
Police would like to hear from anyone who might have seen her handbag on the towpath by the Olympic Park fence on Saturday evening 12 December.
She entered the water at about 9.15pm but the mid-brown handbag was seen on the path under the railway bridge at 8.30am on Sunday 13 December.
Anyone who may be able to assist the inquiry is urged to contact the Incident Room at Limehouse Police Station on 020 7275 4549 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.