A MISSING 70-year-old woman took out a £35,000 loan after she vanished and may have been conned in a romance scam, reports have claimed.
Police fear Norma Girolami was murdered after she disappeared from her home in the affluent north London suburb of Highgate last month.
Serkan Kaygusuz, 41, appeared in court this week charged with murder and two counts of theft.
Cops fear Norma – who lived alone, had no children and was not married – could have been targeted by a fraudster who conned her through a fake romance, The Times reports.
A loan of £35,000 was taken out by Norma after she went missing – with the funds withdrawn from her bank account not long after.
She vanished without saying anything to her loved ones, leaving food in the fridge and no signs of having planned to leave.
Her friends received messages from Norma not long after, purporting that she was on…