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The murder of Sarah Payne was a major/high profile murder case in Kingston gorse, west Sussex.

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The murder of Sarah Payne

The murder of Sarah Payne was a major/high profile murder case in Kingston gorse, west Sussex. The victim was last seen on 1st July 2000. She was murdered by a car mechanic Roy William Whiting. There was forensic evidence left at various scenes/ places (van, shoe, sweatshirt, clown curtain, hair and other fibers') that was found within two months of Sarah Payne being reported gone. Eventually the case was solved and Roy William Whiting was convicted to abduction/murder and was given life imprisonment.

Sarah Payne, born on the 13th October 1992 was only eight when she was violently assaulted and murdered. Her family described her disappearance at "just pure horror"(murder uk). This shows that Sarah Payne was loved very much by her family and the memories of her will never be forgotten.

Sarah Payne disappeared on the 1st July from a cornfield near the home of her grandparents in Kingston Close, west Sussex, England. Sarah had been playing with her brothers and sister only a few minutes away from her grandparent's home. A nationwide search was underway within 48 hours and by then

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