Police have found human remains in Kent during the search for Sarah Everard who has been missing since last week, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said on March 10.
Dick said that detectives and search teams “have very sadly discovered” human remains in an area of woodland in Ashford, Kent.
The identity of the remains have yet to be confirmed and Dick said it may take “some time.”
Everard, 33, disappeared last March 3 after she left a friend’s apartment in Clapham, London through the back gate at around 9 p.m. and started walking along the South Circular road towards her home in Brixton.
Police confirmed that Everard was last seen in Poynders Road, from the junction with Cavendish Road at around 9:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Police Officer Wayne Couzens in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command was arrested in Kent last March 9 in suspicion of the abduction and murder of Everard and a separate allegation of indecent exposure. He is currently being held in the London police station.
“The news today that it was a Metropolitan Police officer arrested on suspicion of Sarah’s murder has sent waves of shock and anger through the public and through the whole of the Met,” Dick said.
“I speak on behalf of all my colleagues in the Met when I say we are utterly appalled at this dreadful news. Our job is to patrol the streets and to protect people,” Dick also said, describing Everard’s disappearance “in these awful and wicked circumstances is every family’s worst nightmare.”
A woman in her 30s was also been arrested in Kent last March 9 in suspicion of aiding an offender.
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