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Police Reveal Cause Of Death For Sarah Everard, Who Was Kidnapped And Killed While Walking Home, Allegedly By London Cop

Sarah Everard died due to "compression of the neck" according to a statement from Metropolitan Police in London.

By Jill Sederstrom
Police Reveal Cause Of Death For Woman Killed On Walk Home

Nearly three months after Sarah Everard’s body was discovered in a large builder’s bag in a wooded area roughly 50 miles outside London, authorities have released new details about how the she died.

Everard, who disappeared while walking home from a friend’s place in south London on March 3, died from compression of the neck, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police obtained by The Guardian.

Wayne Couzens, a 48-year-old police officer with London's Metropolitan Police, has been charged with kidnapping and murdering the 33-year-old marketing executive in a case that brought questions about women's safety and harassment to the forefront of British politics.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, even made a private visit to a memorial erected near Everard’s home in March, leaving flowers at the site to honor the slain woman, according to People.

Everard disappeared after leaving her friend’s house around 9 p.m. on March 3. She had been walking on the nearly hour-long trek to her Brixton home when she disappeared.

Surveillance footage taken from a doorbell camera along her route captured the final images of Everard as she walked toward Tulse Hill.

Her body was discovered inside a large builder’s bag in a wooded area of Ashford, dozens of miles to the southeast of London on March 10, according to The Times.

Police said that the initial post-mortem examination in March had been inconclusive, according to the Independent.

In a statement after her death, her family described her as a “bright and beautiful woman” who served as a “shining example to us all.”

“She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable,” the statement read according to The Guardian. “She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour.”

Couzens is expected to go on trial in October.

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