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Alice suspect's inquest adjourned

The inquest into the death of the prime suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross has been adjourned, police have said.

The decomposed body of convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns was found in Boston Manor Park, west London, on October 4, and was identified by dental records.

His inquest opened on October 13 and was initially adjourned until today at West London Coroner's Court.

But a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said it had been adjourned to a date to be fixed until the conclusion of the 14-year-old's inquest.

The body of the 41-year-old from Latvia was discovered hanging in dense woodland just four days after Alice's body was pulled from the nearby Grand Union Canal .

Alice, a keen musician, went missing from her home in Hanwell, west London, on August 28, sparking a huge search operation that was Scotland Yard's biggest since the aftermath of the July 7 bombings.

She was identified using dental records and a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive. Her inquest has been adjourned until late January.

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