Another cousin, Ayse Hussein, 41, said: “It’s a horrible waiting game. If that’s not my cousin, then it’s someone else’s child. It’s just terrible.” A man has been charged with two counts of preventing a lawful burial after the bodies of two women were found in a freezer in an east London flat on Friday, Scotland Yard said. The bodies of two women found fully clothed on top of each other in a freezer at a flat in east London may not be identified for more than a week, because of the “unusual” and “complex” nature of the investigation, a senior police officer has said.In a statement Metropolitan Police confirmed that Zarhid Younis, 34, had been charged, adding: “A man has been charged with two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body.”Younis is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 2.”Police made the shocking discovery on Friday morning, after being called to a ground floor flat in the Canning Town area amid concerns for the welfare of a “male occupant”, and are still carrying out investigations at the property.Post-mortem examinations will begin on both women on Friday, but Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said identification could take days as the crime scene is “one of the most challenging and complex” he has seen in 28 years. Mr Harding said there were no signs of any injuries on the women and he explained it was too complex to say whether the bodies were still intact.He added: “They were in a chest freezer.”One body on top of the other. Being in a chest freezer anyway has caused the bodies to fuse.”When asked why it is taking so long to identify the bodies he said: “It is just a completely complex situation.”DCI Harding could not say whether the pair were adults and said DNA testing is under way as detectives work with the National Crime Agency and missing persons groups to find out who they are.”We could be a week away from identifying them,” he said.Police said the apartment had been used by “transient members of the community” and linked to drugs.A 50-year-old man was arrested but later released under investigation.Mr Harding appealed for anyone who has visited the flat in the past year, or knows anyone who has, to come forward. He also confirmed that two other addresses were being searched by police. One is less than a mile away from the flat where the bodies were discovered and the other is in west London.Fears have been mounting that one of the women found dead is Mary Jane Mustafa, a 38-year-old mother of two who went missing last May and has not been heard from by her family.Yesterday, speaking outside the flat where the two bodies were discovered, Mel Mustafa described her sister as “the most kind hearted person that you could meet,” adding: “I still don’t believe it’s her.“Police have been keeping me updated, but we haven’t had any confirmation, so we have to hope she is still alive,” she said.Mary Jane’s cousin Ceylan Sunda added: “The whole family is upside down.” He said: “I would appeal to anyone who has visited this address over the last year, or has information about people who frequented the property, to come forward and speak to my team.”I am aware that casts a wide net in terms of my appeal but we do need to build up an accurate picture of life at that flat and what occurred there.” He told reporters: “It’s such an unusual scene. I haven’t really seen something like this where the nature of the two bodies being frozen as they are.”They are clothed, which I can say, and that’s also causing a complexity to it as we wait to start a post-mortem.” Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said identification could take days as the crime scene is “one of the most challenging and complex” he has seen in 28 yearsCredit:Eddie Mulholland DCI Harding appealed for anyone who has visited the flat in Vandome Close in the past year, or knows anyone who has, to come forwardCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.