As it turns out, SARA Sharif was known to social services before she was allegedly murdered at her family home.
The 10-year-old suffered “severe injuries” before police found her body at the Woking home around 2.50am on August 10.
She was spotted after officers received a 999 call from her father, Urfan, in Pakistan.
An international search is underway for Urfan, his partner Beinash Batool and the ten-year-old’s uncle, Faisal Malik.
You are wanted for questioning as part of the investigation.
Now Surrey County Council has confirmed Sara was known to social services.
The council is unable to comment further pending a review by the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership, reports the Sunday Express.
Police are not looking for anyone in connection with Sara’s death – and there is no extradition deal between Pakistan and Britain.
A post-mortem revealed that Sara “suffered multiple and extensive injuries, probably inflicted over an extended period of time.”
Dept Supt Mark Chapman said: “Although the autopsy was not able to provide us with a definitive cause of death at this time, we now know that Sara suffered multiple and serious injuries over an extended period.”
“This has significantly changed the nature of our investigation and we have expanded the timeline for the focus of our investigation.
“So we’re trying to get a picture of Sara’s lifestyle, but we can’t do it without the help of the public.”
Anyone who knew Sara or her family is urged to come forward about this investigation portal.
Now police officers from the National Crime Agency are working with Interpol and Pakistani authorities to track down the three suspects.
DNA comparisons are now being carried out to confirm Sara’s identity.
Her mother, Olga, could not be used to identify Sara because she had not seen her for four years and therefore her identification would not have met the coroner’s requirements.
Det Supt Chapman appealed to anyone with information about Sara and the family to come forward.
Police are not expected to leave the Woking home for “several weeks”.