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Police say cause of Sarah Everard’s death remains unknown

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Original article from Kent Live

Police have said the cause of Sarah Everard's death has still not been established.

On March 10, human remains, later identified to be Sarah through dental records, were found in a woodland area near Ashford.

An initial post-mortem into the 33-year-olds death on March 17, however, returned an "inconclusive" verdict.

An inquest into Sarah's death was opened at Maidstone County Hall the following day, with a second post-moterm, independent of police, commissioned by senior coroner Patricia Harding.

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Yesterday (March 24), a Met Police spokesman told sister site MyLondon that a cause of death is still to be established more than two weeks after the remains were found.

Efforts remain ongoing, with 'specialist analysis' to take place to assist the investigation.

Sarah disappeared shortly after leaving a friend’s house in Leathwaite Road, Clapham, to walk back to her home in Brixton at around 9pm on March 3.

Sarah Everard, 33

Speaking at the opening of her inquest, acting detective inspector Lee Tullot said: “From her last movements we have ascertained she attended a friend from university's address for dinner in Clapham in South London.

“She left about 9pm. She made an approximately 15 minute phone call which terminated at 9.27pm. There was no further activity we have been able to establish on her phone, and no social media presence either.

“She failed to attend a meeting at work the following day. It was all very much out of character and at that point her boyfriend Josh grew concerned having not heard from her for some time.

“A missing person enquiry was started on Thursday (March 4) and continued into Friday and onwards. From our enquiries we were able to some degree to plot Sarah's route on her way home.”

PC Wayne Couzens remains remanded in prison ahead of a plea hearing at the Old Bailey on July 9 later this year.

He is charged with Sarah’s murder and kidnap.

A provisional trial date has been set for October 25.

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