Sarah Everard’s family has paid tributes to their daughter, describing her as a “shining example, kind and strong”.
Detectives have continued to appeal to anyone with useful information to step forward.
The police awaits a former identification of the ‘human remains’ found yesterday at an address in Kent.
The family said in a statement that “Our beautiful daughter Sarah was taken from us, and we are appealing for any information that will help to solve this terrible crime.
“Sarah was bright and beautiful – a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour.
“She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her, and she brought so much joy to our lives.
“We would like to thank our friends and family for all their support during this awful time, and we would especially like to thank Sarah’s friends, who are working tirelessly to help.
“We are so grateful to the police and would like to thank them for all they are doing. We are now pleading for additional help from the public.
“Please come forward and speak to the police if you have any information. No piece of information is too insignificant. Thank you.”
Detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of the 33-year-old marketing executive arrested a serving Met Police officers in his 40 on Tuesday evening.
The suspect, PC Wayne Couzen, 48, is a father of two and was arrested on suspicion of the kidnap and murder of Sarah.
The man remains in custody at a London police station after an application to extend his detention was granted at Wimbleton Magistrates’ Court.
A woman aged in her 30s, who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.
The investigation is led by Specialist Crime detectives supported by experts from hundreds of officers across the Met.
Specialist officers are in place to support Sarah’s family and friends.