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Murder investigation into the disappearance of Madison WRIGHT

Appeal for information relating to the disappearance of Madison WRIGHT

We have charged a man with murder, in connection with the investigation into missing woman Madison Wright from Basildon.

Madison, 30 has not been seen or heard from since the morning of Friday, 22 July. An investigation into her disappearance was launched by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and on Friday an arrest was made.

Today, officers have charged a man with murder as they continue their enquiries into Madison’s disappearance.

Garry Bennett, 36 of Caister Drive, Pitsea has been charged with Murder. He will appear at Southend Magistrates Court on Monday 1st August 2022.

Yesterday (Saturday 30 July), a body was discovered at Wat Tyler Country Park. The park and the nearby recycling centre remain shut whilst officers continue with enquiries.

The formal identification process is yet to take place but Madison’s family have been informed of the development and continue to be supported by specialist detectives.

We continue to urge anyone who has any information, but has not yet come forward to contact us. In particular, we want to speak to anyone who saw Madison or her car – a black Vauxhall Astra with the registration EU13 JVW – between 8.30am on 22 July and 26 July.

Contact Information

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A dedicated phone line has been set up and the number is: 0207 1267612.


Please quote the crime reference number 42/197308/22.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

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Alternatively you can call us on 101.

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If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.