The four women murdered in the space of 15 days in London

Sarah Mayhew (left) and Kamonnan Thiamphanit (right) <i>(Image: Metropolitan Police)</i>
Sarah Mayhew (left) and Kamonnan Thiamphanit (right) (Image: Metropolitan Police)

A devastating start to the year in London has already seen four women murdered in the space of 15 days.

From March 24 until April 8, four women, aged between 25 and 38, were killed as a result of violent crime.

There is nothing to suggest these incidents are linked.

The incidents first started when university student, Zhe Wang, 31, was stabbed to death inside a home in Manor Park, Hither Park on March 24.

Nine days later on April 2, the remains of Sarah Mayhew, 38, were discovered in Rowdown Fields, New Addington.

On April 6, Kennedi Westcarr-Sabaroche, 25, was found dead inside a car in Whiston Road, Hackney.

Two days after on April 8, Kamonnan Thiamphanit, known as Angela, was found stabbed to death inside a house in Stanhope Place, Westminster.

Two of the four were stabbed to death and the cause of the two other deaths still remain unknown.

Here is a timeline of everything we know so far about each victim’s death:

Name: Kamonnan Thiamphanit

Age: 27

News Shopper: Picture of Kamonnan Thiamphanit
News Shopper: Picture of Kamonnan Thiamphanit

Picture of Kamonnan Thiamphanit (Image: Metropolitan Police)

Kamonnan Thiamphanit, known as Angela, was found stabbed to death inside a house in Stanhope Place, Westminster on April 8.

The 27-year-old held dual Chinese-Hong Kong and Thai nationality and had been living in the UK for around nine years.

She initially came to the UK to study at university and worked in property management.

Multiple neighbours living nearby said they’d heard several “high-pitched screams” on April 6.

Calls concerning Ms Thiamphanit‘s welfare were made by her friends at both 7.05pm and 9.34pm on the night she was killed.

The Metropolitan Police referred itself to IPSO as officers visited her home 13 hours after a call was made by her friends.

At an inquest into her death, it was revealed police have the name of the suspect and believe he has left the country.

The Met said they will not be confirming this person’s identity or where they are thought to be.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of Ms Thiamphanit's death was sharp force trauma.

Name: Sarah Mayhew

Age: 37

News Shopper: Sarah Mayhew
News Shopper: Sarah Mayhew

Sarah Mayhew (Image: Metropolitan Police)

The remains of Sarah Mayhew were discovered in Rowdown Fields, New Addington at around 9am on April 2.

Police were called to the Croydon park after a dog walker saw his animal uncover a human bone.

Arms, legs, and a head were found nearby and identified as belonging to Ms Mayhew by her DNA.

Police are continuing to search for the victim’s torso, the Old Bailey heard.

Gemma Watts, 48, and Steven Sansom, 44, were arrested on April 6 and subsequently charged with her murder and preventing her lawful and decent burial.

It is alleged that the couple killed Ms Mayhew at a residential property before her body was dismembered with power tools.

The cause of Sarah’s death remains unknown.

Name: Zhe Wang

Age: 31

Zhe Wang, 31, who was a Chinese national studying in London, was stabbed to death inside a home in Manor Park, Hither Green on March 24.

Joshua Michals, 24, a US national living on Deals Gateway in Deptford, was charged with her murder.

It is believed that the defendant and victim are known to each other.

He appeared at the Old Bailey on March 26 and will next appear in court in June.

A trial date has been set for January 2025.

Name: Kennedi Westcarr-Sabaroche

Age: 25

Kennedi Westcarr-Sabaroche, 25, was found dead inside a car in Whiston Road, Hackney.

Officers forced entry to the vehicle and attempted to save Kennedi before ambulance crews arrived, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her boyfriend, Gogoa Tape, 27, was arrested at an address in Whiston Road and was charged with murder on April 7.

Tape appeared in custody at Thames magistrates court on April 8 and made his first appearance at the Old Bailey by video link from Thameside prison on April 10.

Judge Alexia Durran set a plea hearing on June 26 and a provisional two-week trial from  February 2025.

The cause of Ms Westcarr-Sabaroche's death remains under investigation.

Newsquest London contacted the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor of London’s office about these horrific murders and to find out more about plans to tackle violent crime.

Both failed to provide a comment.