Father, stepmother and uncle named in homicide investigation

The father of a 10-year-old woman who was discovered lifeless in Woking is being sought by police investigating her homicide and is believed to be in Pakistan.

Sara Sharif was discovered at her dwelling after officers had been known as from Pakistan by Sara’s father, Urfan Sharif, at round 2.50am on August 10, Surrey Police mentioned.

The discovery on the semi-detached property in Hammond Road sparked a homicide probe.

Detective superintendent Mark Chapman, from the Surrey Police and Sussex Police main crime workforce, mentioned Mr Sharif, his companion, Beinash Batool, and his brother, Faisal Malik, are needed for questioning within the investigation.

He mentioned it’s believed Mr Sharif travelled to Islamabad on August 9, a day earlier than Sara’s loss of life was found, along with his companion Ms Batool, and his brother Mr Malik.

They travelled with 5 youngsters aged between one and 13-years outdated, he added.

A autopsy examination, which occurred on Tuesday, didn’t set up the reason for Sara’s loss of life and additional assessments are being carried out.

But the drive mentioned the examination revealed the kid had suffered “multiple and extensive” accidents, that are prone to have been brought on over a “sustained and extended” time frame.

There isn’t any formal extradition treaty between the UK and Pakistan, however Mr Chapman mentioned that individuals have been extradited from the Asian nation earlier than.

Police are working with the Crown Prosecution Service, Interpol, the National Crime Agency and Foreign Office to hold out their investigation and to liaise with Pakistani authorities.

Officers will not be trying to establish anybody else in reference to the investigation, Mr Chapman mentioned.

Sara’s mom is being supported by specialist officers and police say the 2 haven’t been in touch.

Olga Sharif described her daughter as “an amazing child” in an interview with The Sun and instructed the newspaper that her life “will never be the same again”.

Police are anticipated to stay on the property within the quiet Woking village of Horsell for “some weeks”.

Mr Chapman mentioned: “Firstly, on behalf of Surrey Police, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences following Sara’s tragic death. Our thoughts are with her mother at this difficult time. We also fully appreciate the impact this devastating incident will have had within the local community.

“While the post-mortem has not provided us with an established cause of death at this time, the fact that we now know that Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries over a sustained and extended period has significantly changed the nature of our investigation, and we have widened the timescale of the focus of our enquiry.

“As a result, we are trying to piece together a picture of Sara’s lifestyle but we cannot do this without the public’s help.

“That is why we are appealing for anyone who knew Sara, had any form of contact with her, or has any other information about her, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to come forward as soon as possible.

“In the meantime, I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything possible, including working with our partners and international agencies, to ensure that those responsible for Sara’s tragic and untimely death are brought to justice.”

Locals spoke of their shock and concern the day after the 10-year-old’s physique was found.

Many of the flowers left on the pavement outdoors the home had heartfelt messages written by native households hooked up, whereas one individual left a stuffed unicorn.

One be aware learn: “Sweet girl, I’m so sorry that your sparkle was put out too soon.”

Leave a Comment