Sarah Everard died from compression of the neck, a post-mortem has found.
The 33-year-old marketing executive disappeared when she was walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on 3 March this year.
Her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent after a major police investigation was launched.
The Metropolitan Police announced the result of the post-mortem on Tuesday (1 June).
“A post-mortem examination into the death of Sarah Everard held at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has given cause of death as compression of the neck,” it said.
“Sarah’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”
Serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, from Deal, Kent, has been charged with her kidnap and murder.
A provisional date has been set for his trial in October.