In Sarah's sister Katie's statement she says that the toxicology report showed no signs of drugs. Also they tested her brain for signs of trauma to see if she was unconscious.
Its a horrific thought.
I still don't understand his plan.
He did a 2 hour drive with an abducted woman during lockdown, there might have been numerous roadblocks. Would he have had knowledge of roadblocks and avoided them!?
It seems her phone didn't ping after Poynders Rd, so he must've taken it off her and turned it off. At that stage she must've been scared and realised it wasnt a normal arrest.
She probably hadnt been arrested before so was likely confused for 15 minutes at least.
Good point. Although it was a good few days before she was found and drugs can not show a trace, presumably, after a period of time. Unless that process is ceased once she has died as most of those days she was already dead.
I think it was well planned - as said at court, he had been doing regular trips to London for about a month to prepare. He knew the roads well, travelled them regularly, he'd know he'd have a straight run at that time of night. But maybe all part of the thrill - the fear of being stopped. If stopped he'd just flash his police card presumably. But probably confident he wouldn't be.