Nurse Rui Li killed by blunt force trauma to the head

Rui Li Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Nurse Rui Li had not been seen for more than a week when her body was found

A nurse who was found dead in a car in Bournemouth died from blunt force trauma to the head, a court has heard.

The inquest into the death of Rui Li, 44, heard the results of toxicology and histology tests were still pending.

Ms Li's body was found inside a Fiat Punto, in Verwood Crescent, on Friday night. She was last seen on 23 May.

Her husband, Pierre Legris, 60, has been charged with her murder. Three women were arrested earlier on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Mr Legris appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on Monday but did not enter a plea.

He is accused of murdering Ms Li at his home in Burnham Drive, Bournemouth. He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

His son, 26-year-old Jonathan Legris, faces charges of assisting an offender and has been bailed to appear at the same court on 17 June.

The three women being questioned are aged 25, 28 and 65, and are from Bournemouth.

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