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Kate Middleton has expressed her sympathies for Sabina Nessa's loved ones.
The Duchess of Cambridge posted a rare personal tweet to offer her condolences to the family and friends of the 28-year-old primary school teacher, who was killed last week near her south London home. Authorities believe that Nessa was murdered during a five-minute walk to met her friend at the local pub, when she went through a park in London's Greenwich borough.
In a tweet from her and Prince William's official account, signed with a "C" for Catherine, Duchess Kate wrote, "I am saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets. My thoughts are with Sabina's family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event."
I am saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets. My thoughts are with Sabina’s family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event. C
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 24, 2021
Detective Inspector Joe Garrity of the London Metropolitan Police said Thursday, "Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination. We know the community are rightly shocked by this murder – as are we – and we are using every resource available to us to find the individual responsible."
The Duchess of Cambridge publicly honored another woman lost to violence earlier this year. Last March she made an unannounced visit to the Clapham Common memorial honoring Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose remains were found over a week after she disappeared in south London. Police officer Wayne Couzens was later charged with her murder.
A Kensington Palace source told BAZAAR.com, "The Duchess wanted to pay her respects to Sarah and her family. She remembers what it felt like to walk around London at night before she got married."
The Duchess of Cambridge has paid her respects to Sarah Everard at Clapham Common bandstand pic.twitter.com/fOCDsV8SuR
— Thomas Newton (@SkyTNewton) March 13, 2021
Reclaim the Streets, who organized Everard's memorial, said, "We aren’t just lighting a candle for the women we’ve lost: we have been inspired by the women who have reached out and hope this is just the start of a movement that will light a fire for change. We want to remember that at the heart of this story is a young woman who isn’t going home tonight, and a family who have lost a daughter and sister."
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