Beata Bryl: Unsolved Murder (2006)

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

Beata Bryl (23) moved to England from Poland in 2003 with her boyfriend.

On July 28, 2006 the final sighting of Beata occured at Leytonstone underground station, by was of CCTV footage at 23:32.


CCTV images show her wearing a red jacket, grey knee-length trousers and white trainers. She was also carrying a white MK One bag in her arms.


Beata's body was found the next day by a motorist, who had pulled over for a ‘call of nature’, in woodland off Hedsor Lane at about 12.50pm.

The motorist, John Deacon, told an inquest held in June 2007 that he saw smoke emanating from the woodland before he discovered Beata’s burning body.


Beata Bryl had been brutally bludgeoned to death with a blunt object before her body was doused with accelerant and set alight. Tracey had 21 lacerations on her scalp and she was found wrapped in a 'distinctive material'.