Detectives are releasing a new appeal for information related to the murder of a woman strangled to death in her own home in Deptford.

A reward of up to £20,000 is now on offer for anyone able to provide details which lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person or people for murdering 46-year-old Zoe Orton.

Police have also released the chilling last image of the woman before she was found dead.

Zoe's body was found in her flat on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday, October 21, 2019.

She was found with a single injury to her neck, which was later identified as the cause of death, and detectives believe she had actually been killed 17 days earlier on October 4.

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Detective Inspector Steve Keogh from Specialist Crime South said: “This a terribly tragic case, with the victim killed in her own home for reasons we have as yet been unable to establish.

"Zoe led a chaotic lifestyle and though she lived alone, she often had individuals coming in and out of the property.

"We need to find the person who has done this and hold them to account; and I hope the added incentive of a significant reward will encourage anyone with information which could assist to come forward. Any details provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

The body had been discovered at her flat after officers were called to the scene following concerns for her welfare.

There were signs of a disturbance or forced entry into the property, and whilst officers say they are retaining an open mind regarding the motive, they have ruled out robbery given that no items were believed to be stolen.

A post mortem held at Greenwich on October 23 gave the cause of death as compression to the neck, and the ongoing investigation believe Zoe was murdered on October 4.

Despite numerous enquiries, no arrests have been made, and detectives have been focused on trying to piece together Zoe's movements prior to her death.

Today they have released what is believed to be the final image captured of her on CCTV as she left Woolwich DLR station at around 4am on October 1.

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She was last seen alive two days later, on October 3, and based on phone records officers believe she was still alive on October 4 in Woolwich Town Centre during the early hours.

Zoe was known to frequent Deptford and Woolwich where she would often associate with local drinkers.

DI Keogh added: “I would specifically like to appeal to not only anyone who knows anything about the murder; but would also like to speak with people who knew Zoe, who can assist us with piecing together her movements in the days leading up to her murder.

"Did you see Zoe in the Woolwich area at any point in the days preceding her murder – from 1-4 October? We are also issuing a new image of Zoe, taken in July 2018, in the hope it could assist with our appeals.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact incident room on 020 8721 4961. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via