Emily Sanderson Missing

A man named Mark Nicholls has been arrested for murder after a woman Emily Sanderson missing for 11 days, was found dead.

Emily Sanderson’s family had been pleading with authorities to find the 48-year-old since she vanished on May 19, 2023.

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The woman, whose family currently resides in Sheffield home but is originally from Leeds, was last seen at a family funeral on Thursday, May 25, before she was formally reported missing.

Tragically, Emily’s dead body was discovered in a Sheffield home five days after that search had started.

Emily Sanderson Missing Woman For 11 Days Found Dead

Emily Sanderson’s body was discovered inside a building on Crofton Avenue in Hillsborough, on Tuesday, May 30, at noon.

The 48-year-old had not been seen or heard from since Friday, May 19, when she attended a family funeral, and she had been reported missing since the previous Thursday, May 25.

Emily Sanderson Missing
Emily Sanderson’s dead body was found on Crofton Avenue in Hillsborough on Tuesday, May 30. (Source: The Star)

Between the time she was reported missing on May 25 and the time her body was found on May 30, a period of five days, South Yorkshire Police did not issue a missing persons appeal.

It formally referred the matter to the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct).

It is unknown at what point investigators had positively recognized Ms. Sanderson between her body being found on Tuesday and police identifying her three days later on Friday.

The home where Ms. Sanderson was discovered had undergone “painstaking and extensive forensic examination,” according to Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Bowell, who was speaking on Friday.

She stated that it was important to gather evidence to help them understand exactly what happened.

Mark Nicholls Arrested For Murder Of Emily Sanderson

Mark Nicholls, 44, of Crofton Avenue in Hillsborough, was charged with her murder, South Yorkshire Police reported today.

The police reported that Nicholls, detained on Saturday after being charged on Friday, had been remanded in custody and would appear in court on Monday, June 5, the following day.

In addition, a 41-year-old woman is still free on police bail after being detained on suspicion of aiding criminals on May 31.

Mark Nicholls Arrest
Forensic investigators search the area for signs of Emily Sanderson’s murder in Sheffield’s home. (Source: The Mirror)

The state of the Crofton Avenue property, which neighbors thought had been vacant for some time before the ominous finding, has complicated their inquiry. 

In addition, the events that took place between May 19 and May 30 are still a mystery. Police are requesting anyone who may have knowledge of Emily’s whereabouts during that time to get in touch as they try to piece together this awful loss of life.

To better understand Emily’s actions, Sheffield residents are being requested to review their doorbell or CCTV recordings if they live close to Crofton Avenue.

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Emily Sanderson Family Mourns The Loss

Emily Sanderson’s family is devasted after her body was discovered in a Sheffield home. The family had been hoping for her safe return, but the confirmation of her demise broke them completely.

Chief Inspector Andrea Bowell said that it is understandable Emily’s family and friends are heartbroken by her passing. 

They are conducting the inquiries with the dignity and compassion that Emily and her family deserve, and they are moving as rapidly as they can to find and bring to justice anyone who has harmed Emily.

The Chief Inspector also said he would like to underscore her family’s request for privacy as they mourn their awful loss.

As a result, the identity of Emily’s parents and other family members is yet to be revealed to the media or the public.

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