The body of the young Londoner allegedly murdered by a police officer appears.
The body of Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old girl who disappeared on March 3, has appeared this Friday in a Kentish forest
The body of Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old Londoner who disappeared on the March 3 , has appeared this Friday in a forest in Kent (southeast of England) according to police sources. “The body was found and has been identified. I can confirm that it is the body of Sarah Everard,” Deputy Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said in a brief statement at Scotland Yard.
Sarah Everard, 33, had visited friends in Clapham, south London, and was returning home to Brixton, about a 50-minute walk away, when she disappeared around 9:30 p.m. on March 3. The main suspect in his murder is a police officer who was arrested last Tuesday.
The London Metropolitan Police (Met or Scotland Yard) will be investigated by the supervisor of police activity for possible errors in the case of the young woman.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC, in English) reported this Friday that, among other things, it will investigate the fact that the suspect, identified in the press as Wayne Couzens, remained on duty after being reported on the 28 February for indecent exposure at a McDonalds in South London.
According to the press, Couzens, who worked in the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command , did a surveillance shift at the US embassy before allegedly committing his crime.
Among other issues, he must analyze how the agents handled the accusation of exhibitionism against his colleague and the fact that he, who continues to be questioned at the police station, had to be treated yesterday in a hospital for head injuries – although the Met has indicated that happened when he was alone in his cell.
In addition to Couzens, who was arrested Tuesday at his home in Deal (south-eastern England), a woman accused of assisting him was arrested and has been released on parole.
The disappearance of 33-year-old Everard as she was returning home from a friend’s flat in south London has shocked Londoners and several women’s collectives are trying to organize a vigil in her honor next Saturday, in the middle of restrictions due to the pandemic.
Petitions and campaigns have also been launched calling for “Reclaiming the streets” so that women feel safe walking alone and to make men aware of their responsibility to change this situation.