Who was Sarah Everard? Woman, 33, mysteriously vanishes during phone call with partner, Metropolitan cop arrested
One of her friends says it's 'extremely uncharacteristic' of her to cut off contact suddenly
In a bizarre incident, a woman from Brixton, London has mysteriously disappeared while walking back to her home. She was also talking to her partner on the phone for around 15 minutes, before vanishing without any trace so far.
Police are baffled as they investigate the disappearance of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman from Brixton, who has been described by her friend as 'beautiful, thoughtful and incredibly kind'. According to reports, she was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue pants with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange shoes. She was also believed to have green earphones plugged in and had accessorized her outfit with a white beanie hat.
Who is Sarah Everard?
Sarah Everard is a marketing manager hailing from Brixton, South London. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Everard was walking between Clapham Junction and Brixton, heading towards her home. She had gone to meet a friend and was returning around 9 pm. On the way back home, she was also speaking to her partner for around 15 minutes on a call. She was last contacted around 9:28 pm and has been out of touch ever since, according to her best friend Rose Woollard.
Woollard, as well as Everard's loved ones, have all unanimously agreed that it was "extremely uncharacteristic" of her to cut contact suddenly. Her worried friends first informed the police about her mysterious disappearance. "Sarah and I met many years ago whilst studying together at Durham University. She has always been an exceptional friend, dropping everything to be there to support her friends, whenever they need her," one of her friends told The Sun, adding, "It is extremely uncharacteristic of her to have gone missing, which is why we are all deeply concerned something has happened to her."
Recently, Everard was promoted to the role of senior marketing account manager at her job. She had shared the good news with her friends, expressing her excitement to embark on the new role. It was just days after that she went completely untraceable.
Concerned friends and dear ones search
Lambeth Police have issued a missing statement about Sarah Everard seeking any information related to her whereabouts.
"We are increasingly concerned for the #missing Sarah Everard, 33, form #Brixton. She was last seen on 3rd March in the area of Clapham Common. She was wearing a green jacket and black and white trousers as on the photo. Please RT and call 999 with any info, ref 21MIS006196," the local police tweeted from their official account.
We are increasingly concerned for the #missing Sarah Everard, 33, form #Brixton. She was last seen on 3rd March in the area of Clapham Common. She was wearing the green jacket and black and white trousers as on the photo. Please RT and call 999 with any info, ref 21MIS006196 pic.twitter.com/G58cyArDnA— Lambeth Police | Central South BCU (@LambethMPS) March 5, 2021
Missing posters are being distributed by Everard's loved ones, which describe her as: "She is 5ft 4in (162cm), has a slim build and blonde hair, and was wearing a green coat, dark trousers and trainers."
Her acquaintances, colleagues and local residents have responded to the police inquiry on Twitter, expressing their concern about Sarah Everard. "She is one of our colleagues. We are sharing far and wide, we are worried about her," tweeted her colleague. "She was one of my podge team, that’s awful news, fingers crossed. How did u find out" - wrote another. "This is awful to hear. I live only a few streets from where Sarah was last seen so I’ll keep my ears and eyes open and will try to spread the word. Let’s hope she’s found safe and well," tweeted a local.
She is one of our colleagues. We are sharing far and wide, we are worried about her.— Guillaume (@gbuatmenard) March 5, 2021
She was one of my podge team, that’s awful news, fingers crossed. How did u find out— phil jones (@denislaw) March 5, 2021
This is awful to hear. I live only a few streets from where Sarah was last seen so I’ll keep my ears and eyes open and will try to spread the word. Let’s hope she’s found safe and well.— This Planet by Nina (@ThisPlanet_Nina) March 5, 2021
In a shocking turn to Sarah Everard's mysterious disappearance, a Metropolitan police officer was arrested in connection to the incident, along with another woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, reports Fox News. Although police refused to divulge details about Everard's present whereabouts or the proceedings of the case, they have admitted that the connection of a police officer to the crime is "shocking and deeply disturbing".
The officer was arrested in Kent and was taken into custody at a London police station, where he remains, according to Metropolitan Police. "We will continue to work with all speed on this investigation but the fact that the arrested man is a serving Metropolitan Police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing," said Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave. "I understand there will be a significant public concern but it is essential that the investigative team are given the time and space to continue their work."