THE PARENTS of a missing Southampton woman have demanded answers about her disappearance.

The parents of Sarm Heslop have pleaded for her boyfriend - Ryan Bane - to come forward and answer questions.

The 41-year-old went missing from St. John in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the early hours of March 8, 2021.

She was last seen aboard her boyfriend's boat.

Her parents have issued new statements about their heartbreak and want to draw attention to her disappearance.

Sarm’s mother Brenda Street said: “When your daughter goes missing it is the most traumatising, confusing and upsetting time imaginable.

“I ask that Bane comes forward to allow a forensic search to take place."

Peter Heslop, Sarm’s father, added: “There are no words for the shock, the sadness that I am now suffering. Sarm's friends contacted me, they had all come together, set up #findsarm to share messages, updates, news etc.

“They say time heals, but not when your daughter is missing. How can you move on when you have no answers to so many questions.

“We want, need and deserve answers as to what happened to our daughter, sister and friend. We ask Bane to come forward to help us find those answers.”

He added: “Sarm is the most level headed, adventurous, confident, loyal and loving woman that you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. She was a happy young woman, enjoying her life.”

Both parents have thanked the USVI Coast Guard, police and local community who have helped in searching for Sarm.

In a joint statement, they said: “Her friends, Hampshire Police and our family, have guided and supported us through this devastating time. We also want to thank the Virgin Island citizens who selflessly gave up so much time to carry out sea dives, land searches and drone searches."

For more information about the campaign to find Sarm, search 'Missing Person: Sarm Heslop' on Facebook.