The search for a Southampton woman last seen two years ago would have been different had she gone missing in the UK, her friends and family believe.

Sarm Heslop disappeared two years ago today in the US Virgin Islands. 

She was last seen aboard her boyfriend's yacht, which was anchored in Frank Bay, St John, on Monday, March 8 2021.

On the second anniversary of her disappearance, her family and friends continue to fight for answers to trace her - and question how "different" the investigation would have been had the former flight attendant been in her home country.

Members of FindSarm, the group that has strived to keep her disappearance in the public eye, said: "It’s time for Hampshire Constabulary’s Missing and Exploited Team to step in and take over Sarm’s investigation. 

"There are just too many inconsistencies and too many mistakes. 

"When we see the intensity with which the UK authorities approached the search for Nicola Bulley recently, it highlights how different this investigation would have been had Sarm gone missing in the UK. 

"Sarm is a British citizen and all the authorities are failing her."

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Daily Echo: Sarm Heslop disappeared two years agoSarm Heslop disappeared two years ago (Image: File)

The 41-year-old's parents, Peter Heslop and Brenda Street remain critical of the way the investigation has been handled by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). 

They are urging Hampshire police to step in and take over their daughter's case. 

In an interview with the BBC, Sarm's mum Brenda said she believes her daughter is dead.

She said: "I do believe she was harmed in some way. 

"Sarm would never put her family and friends through this torment and gut-wrenching heartache for this long."

She added: "I feel I should grieve. I don't know how to. My heart's broken."

Hampshire police says it has been working with Government's Foreign Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) to support Sarm's family in the UK. 

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Sam is described as a Caucasian female, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build. 

She has a brightly coloured tattoo on her left shoulder featuring a seahorse, a bird, a butterfly, and a pink flower. 

A reward is available for anyone with information that leads to a significant breakthrough in the case.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sarm is urged to call Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS