"Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries"
Surrey Police have said Sara Sharif’s father, stepmother and uncle have been identified in connection with her murder.
An international manhunt is underway for Urfan Sharif, his partner Beinash Batool and his brother Faisal Malik as officers try to work out what happened to the 10-year-old.
The trio are believed to have travelled to Islamabad on August 9, 2023, along with five children aged between one and 13 years old.
Sara Sharif’s body was found at a home in Woking a day later at around 2:50 am after officers were called from Pakistan by her father.
Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman, from the Surrey Police and Sussex Police major crime team, said:
“While the post-mortem has not provided us with an established cause of death at this time, the fact that we now know that Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries over a sustained and extended period has significantly changed the nature of our investigation, and we have widened the timescale of the focus of our inquiry.”
Mr Sharif, Ms Batool and Mr Malik are wanted for questioning.
In total, eight tickets to Pakistan were booked by Mr Sharif.
According to Nadeem Riaz, the travel agent that sold the tickets, these were for three adults and five children.
He said Mr Malik paid around £5,100 for them.
Mr Riaz said he initially had a phone call with Mr Sharif, whose voice sounded “totally normal”.
He explained: “On 8 August at 10 pm I received a call. Urfan said he wanted to book a ticket to Pakistan. He said his cousin passed away. I told him to send me passport pictures.”
Mr Shariff sent the pictures on WhatsApp, followed by a text that read:
“As soon as possible.”
Mr Riaz continued: “I asked him one way or return. He said ‘one way’.
“Whenever I look at my daughters… she is seven years old… and I feel very sad for Sara. I feel pain.”
Police are working with international authorities to locate the trio and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
There is no formal extradition treaty between the UK and Pakistan.
Mr Sharif and Mr Malik both have Pakistani passports and it is understood that Ms Batool and the five children have National Identity Cards for Overseas Pakistanis, which allows individuals to travel to Pakistan without visas.
Meanwhile, officers remain at the property in Hammond Road.
Neighbours said a Pakistani family with six “very young” children had moved in April.
Police are expected to remain at the property for “some weeks”.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Police are seeking to arrest Urfan Sharif, with Imran Ahmed saying that officers found evidence that Mr Sharif briefly returned to Jhelum, Punjab where his family has a home, before leaving again.