Murder trial: blood found on Alexandra Kovacs's bedroom floor and walls

Times Series: Police cordon off the scene where Miss Kovacs's body was found. Police cordon off the scene where Miss Kovacs's body was found.

Blood was found on the floor and walls of a dead woman’s bedroom after her body was found dumped in a suitcase in Mill Hill, a court has heard.

Alexandra Kovacs’s naked body was discovered in a large black case in Dollis Valley Greenwalk, the day after she had spent the evening with Laszlo Gyarmati.

Mr Gyarmati, of Station Road, Finchley, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies killing the 25-year-old in the early hours of Thursday, July 18 last year.

Today, jurors at Central Criminal Court heard from forensic scientist Anthony Larkin, who investigated the area where Miss Kovacs’s body was recovered, as well as her bedroom in Lee Road, Mill Hill.

Describing the moments he first saw the body, Mr Larkin said: “On opening the suitcase the naked body of Alexandra Kovacs was present and her head was positioned towards the bottom of the suitcase. There was a purple towel over her head.”

He described her body as being “curled up” in a “foetal” position and said the “head and face was heavily infested with maggots”. 

Mr Larkin went on to tell the court that blood was discovered on the floor of Miss Kovacs’s bedroom, and that more blood was “spattered” on the wall above her bed.

Following scientific tests, Mr Larkin said the blood was believed to have been Miss Kovacs’s.

He explained the way the blood was dispersed above the bed was either the result of impact to a bleeding person, or a person with blood on them, or by a sneeze or cough from a person with an injury to their face or lungs.

Following this Mr Larkin was asked to describe what he discovered about items of Miss Kovacs’s clothing found in a plastic bag at a demolition site close to where her body was recovered.

A multi-coloured strapless dress she was wearing the evening she spent with Mr Gyarmati was found to have blood and saliva on it, and a pink t-shirt had Mr Gyarmati’s semen on it.

The jury was also shown a black bra belonging to Miss Kovacs, which had been ripped apart between the cups.

Mr Larkin said: “It’s my opinion that the bra was most likely damaged by a person pulling the material between the cups and applying an extreme amount of force.”

The trial continues.

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