Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Saw My Daughter on Slab, Her Hair Wet from Where the Blood Was Washed Away; "Perfect Angel": Sally Anne Bowman Was Family's Adored Youngest Daughter

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Saw My Daughter on Slab, Her Hair Wet from Where the Blood Was Washed Away; "Perfect Angel": Sally Anne Bowman Was Family's Adored Youngest Daughter

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Byline: PAUL CHESTON

THE mother of Sally Anne Bowman spoke today of the horror of having toidentify her daughter's body.

Linda Bowman sobbed as she told the court how she saw her daughter "lying in abody bag on a cold slab in the mortuary".

She said she could see the stab marks on Sally Anne's body and described howher hair was still wet from where the pathologist had washed the blood away.

Mrs Bowman said that she struggled to breathe and tried to comfort Sally Anne'ssister. "I said: 'Michelle please stop and remember no one can ever hurt heragain'." She said her daughter looked beautiful. "I had one more look at SallyAnne, and told her how much I loved her.

"As I looked back through the glass I saw the biggest brightest bluest eyes inthe world." Mrs Bowman, 44, added defiantly: "Sally Anne's killer may havetaken her future and all our tomorrows but he can never take our memories andour yesterdays." She said: "My heart will never mend even with time. I lost thewill to live when my baby girl was taken from me in such a brutal and depravedway. I cannot understand why he killed her and did what he did after he killedher.

"After death he raped her and stole her belongings, taking her last piece ofdignity "Please can you ask him why he killed her and why he did those things?"Sally Anne was the youngest of four girls, the baby of the family, and theywere all fiercely proud of her.

The 18-year-old had everything to live forshe had gone to the same performing arts school as singers Katie Melua and AmyWinehouse, had been offered a modelling contract and had appeared in a leadingfashion show.

She dreamed of emulating Kate Moss and appearing on the cover of Vogue.

In an interview, she said: "I would love to be compared with Kate Moss becauseshe is just so amazing. To be where she is one day would be brilliant.

"I really enjoyed doing the fashion show and I'm looking forward to doing moreshows at the moment I am the happiest girl in the world."

Peter Kaminski, head of Pulse Model Management, had no doubt she was headingfor the top.

He said: "Sally blew everybody away, the photographers were like bees around ahoneypot. …

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