Sarah Everard Death – Obituary : Sarah Everard being out after going to a friend’s house for dinner while Britain remained under lockdown made her more vulnerable to the officer’s claim that she had breached pandemic rules, according to the prosecutor.
A passenger in a passing car witnessed the kidnapping but mistook it for an arrest by an undercover officer, prosecutor added.
48-year-old Wayne Couzens appeared at London’s Central Criminal Court charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of the 33-year-old, who disappeared while walking home from visiting a friend in south London on March 3rd.
Couzens has pleaded guilty to the charges. He sat in court with his head bowed as members of Everard’s family listened to prosecutor Tom Little open his case.
Mr Little said Couzens wore his police belt with handcuffs and used his police warrant card when he detained Everard “by fraud.”
He also had booked a car rental, the prosecutor added.
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There was “no credible alternative explanation for his need to hire a car other than to use that car to kidnap and rape a lone woman,” Mr Little said.
“His movements were consistent with the defendant looking for, or hunting, for a lone young female to kidnap and rape, which is precisely what he did,” the prosecutor argued.
What happened to Sarah Everard?
According to post-mortem examination, Sarah Everard died from compression on neck.
The suspect Couzens drove for several hours before raping and strangling her, and setting fire to her body
Where was Sarah Everard’s body found?
On the 10th of March 2021, Sarah’s remains were discovered in woodland near Ashford in Kent.
Couzens was charged with kidnapping and murder two days later, following identification of the remains as those of Everard.
Vigils were held for Everard on the evening of 13th March, reports said.
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Our lives will never remain the same, Sarah’s mother cried.
“She spent the last hours on this Earth with the very worst of humanity. “I yearn for her, she added.”
“Sarah died in horrendous circumstances. I go through the sequence of events. I wonder when she realized she was in mortal danger.
“Burning her body was the final insult. It meant we could never again see her sweet face and never say goodbye.
“Our lives will never be the same. We should be a family of five, but now we are four. Her death leaves a yawning chasm in our lives that cannot be filled.
“I yearn for her. I remember all the lovely things about her: she was caring, she was funny. She was clever, but she was good at practical things too. She was a beautiful dancer. She was a wonderful daughter.”