PALS of missing Sarm Heslop say a “dog walker heard scream” on the night the Brit disappeared off a yacht in the Caribbean.
A dog walker on the island of St John has claimed he heard a scream during the time the 41-year-old vanished from her boyfriend’s Catamaran.
Heslop, 41 from Southampton, had gone to bed on the boat called the Siren Song on March 7 after having dinner with her American boyfriend Ryan Bane, 44, on the island.
Bane was woken at 2am on March 8 when the anchor alarm on the charter yacht went off and he discovered Heslop had disappeared.
At 11.46am, some 10 hours later he alerted the US Coast Guard.
Friends, along with help from locals and the cops, have since a massive hunt for the missing woman.
Now pals say a dog walker on Frank’s Bay, where the boat was moored, “heard a scream” at around 1am, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The man came forward after Heslop’s friends set up a FindSarmHeslop page on Facebook.
A spokesperson for the Virgin Islands Police Commissioner, said: “There may have been a noise before Sarm Heslop disappeared but we will not confirm nor deny this.
“There are always noises in this place and it could be from any one of the vessels nearby in the harbour.
“The noise was not reported at the time that it was allegedly heard by the passerby.
“We have been asked about this noise that was heard at 1 am already. Again we cannot deny nor confirm this.”
Flora Pickard, who has known the couple since they met in Grenada last year, described Bane as being in “a total mess” since Heslop disappeared.
“He can't even speak. He's like so, so sad,” she told the paper.
Previously pals of Heslop have slammed the local cops.
Police claimed Heslop may have moved to a different island — despite no record of her leaving.
Toby Derima of the USVI police said: “The police are concentrating on the whole area.
“They are putting a lot of resources in to help find the missing Briton.
“We are looking into the possibility that she could have left the island to go to another island on the USVI namely St Thomas.”
But Sarm’s best friend, who asked not to be named, said: “We are asking for an urgent and thorough investigation into this incident and just need her disappearance to be made a critical priority.
“We would appeal to Ryan to come forward to give as many details as possible.”
It emerged on Monday that cops still hadn’t searched the boat.
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