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The human remains discovered in Ashford, Kent, have been officially identified as Sarah Everard's.
Police confirmed that remains had been found in the search for Everard on Wednesday, one week after she was last seen in Clapham on 3 March.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told the media that the unidentified remains had been found in a woodland in Kent.
Commissioner Dick said: "This evening, detectives and search teams investigating Sarah's disappearance have found very sadly what appears to be human remains.
"The discovery was made in an area of woodland in Ashford in Kent. As you can imagine, at this early stage we are not able to confirm any identity and, indeed, that may take us some considerable time."
Everard's family described her as a 'shining example' who was 'kind and strong' as they appealed for information.
In a statement released yesterday, they said: "Our beautiful daughter Sarah was taken from us and we are appealing for any information that will help to solve this terrible crime.
"Sarah was bright and beautiful - a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour.
"She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives.
"We would like to thank our friends and family for all their support during this awful time and we would especially like to thank Sarah's friends who are working tirelessly to help.
"We are so grateful to the police and would like to thank them for all they are doing. We are now pleading for additional help from the public.
"Please come forward and speak to the police if you have any information. No piece of information is too insignificant. Thank you."
A serving Met Police officer remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of Everard's kidnap and murder.
A statement from the Met Police yesterday said: "The man - a serving Met police officer aged in his 40s - remains in custody at a London police station after an application to extend his detention was granted at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.
"The man was arrested on the evening of Tuesday, 9 March. A woman aged in her 30s, who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April."
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