THE inquest into the death of Sarah Everard will be opened later today – after the first post-mortem exam proved inconclusive.
A coroner will begin proceedings in Maidstone, Kent, as police continue their investigations into what happened to the 33-year-old.
A second post-mortem examination was carried out on Sarah Everard’s body when the first proved inconclusive, police said.
Ms Everard went missing on March 3 while walking home after visiting a friend in south London.
Her body had to be identified by dental records after being found in a builder’s bag in Kent, it is said.
Serving police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, from Deal, has been charged with her murder.
The inquest’s opening is due to take place at the County Hall at 9.30am.
INQUEST TO OPEN
Elsewhere in the county, a large police presence has been seen in the town of Sandwich as officers continue to search for clues.
On Monday, police were seen searching a shopping trolley shelter outside a Co-operative supermarket and looking under vehicles.
Meanwhile, specialist divers have been called up from Devon and Cornwall and have been combing a small stretch of water.
Sarah’s heartbroken family saw Couzens for the first time on Tuesday when he appeared at the Old Bailey.
They watched remotely as the married dad-of-two – wearing a red sweatshirt and grey jogging bottoms – spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
COP IN COURT
He appeared to have a large cut on his head and rocked back and forth during the hearing.
It comes as Boris Johnson agreed Sarah’s death must be a “watershed moment” to help prevent violence towards females.
The PM and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer yesterday vowed to work together for “cultural and social change”.
Mr Johnson said the killing of marketing executive Sarah “has triggered a reaction I believe is wholly justified and understandable”.
Sir Keir Starmer called for a specific new law on street harassment and also for toughening the law on stalking.
The PM said the government is “always happy to look at new proposals.”
It comes as a cross-party group of MPs want to make harassment from a vehicle an offence.
It has been brought by Labour grandee Harriet Harman, alongside Tory MP Caroline Nokes and Sir Peter Bottomley.
‘Kerb-crawling’ is only an offence currently when soliciting prostitutes for sex.