British police confirm body is Sarah Payne's

The hunt for Sarah Payne officially ended in tragedy with confirmation that a body discovered was that of the eight-year-old who went missing more than two weeks ago.

The hunt for Sarah Payne officially ended in tragedy with confirmation that a body discovered was that of the eight-year-old who went missing more than two weeks ago.

"It was not natural causes, hence the murder inquiry." Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Yeo said. "Sarah was probably placed in that field in the first weekend of July. She was unclothed and the clothing we have yet to find."

Sarah disappeared on July 1 while playing with her brothers and sister near their grandparents' home. Her body was found on Monday at Pulborough in West Sussex about 10 miles away from where she went missing.

Police have repeated appeals for anyone who saw a white van near the scene of Sarah's disappearance to call 0845 60 70 999.

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