A serving Metropolitan Police officer is now charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everald.
Everald was last seen on March 3 after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham, South London.
Couzens was arrested on Thursday, and was charged on Friday night with both kidnapping and murder.
It was Wednesday night that the police in London reported that they had found human remains in connection with the search operation.
“Tonight, detectives and search crews have unfortunately found what appear to be human remains in a wooded area near Asford in Kent,”London’s Chief of Police, Cressida Dick,
Two officers with the Met are now facing an investigation by the police watchdog over their handling of previous allegations against Couzens for indecent exposure.
According to these accusations, he is alleged to have exposed himself twice at a fast food restaurant in south London just three days before Ms Everard’s disappearance.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct has said it will now conduct the probe into whether the officers “responded appropriately” in their own probe of the allegations.