SARAH Everard vanished while walking home from her friend’s house in Clapham on March 3.
But who is the man arrested on suspicion of her kidnap and murder? Here is everything you need to know…
Who is Sarah Everard suspect Wayne Couzens?
Couzens is a 48-year-old constable with the Met Police and lives in Deal with his Ukraine-born wife Elena, a 38-year-old laboratory manager, and their two young kids.
The Met Police officer worked for an elite Westminster-based unit in London that protects high-profile buildings in the capital and diplomats.
The dad-of-two was arrested at his home in Deal, Kent six days after Sarah went missing.
The Met Police confirmed that the suspect was not on duty at the time of Sarah’s disappearance.
What is Wayne Couzens being accused of?
Wayne Couzens was arrested on suspicion of the murder and kidnap of Sarah who went missing in Clapham.
What happened to Sarah Everard?
Sarah disappeared after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham, South London, on the evening of Wednesday, March 3.
At about 9pm she left the property and began walking to her home in Brixton.
Her boyfriend reported her missing on March 4, the prosecutor said.
Detectives investigating her disappearance have charged a serving Met Police officer in his 40s – later identified as Wayne Couzens.
A week after she disappeared, her body was discovered in a woodland in Ashford, Kent.
On June 1, post-mortem results revealed that Sarah died from compression to the neck.
Here is everything you need to know about Sarah Everard and her cause of death
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The Metropolitan Police said: “A post-mortem examination into the death of Sarah Everard held at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has given cause of death as compression of the neck.
“Sarah’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”
An inquest opened and adjourned in March heard how the pathologist had “not given a medical cause of death”.