Sharon Hoare: Unsolved Murder (1991)

Updated: Apr 4, 2021


In August 1991, Sharon Shoare (19) was found dead in her Fulham flat by her roommate. Sharon was discovered naked and horrifically beaten – lying on the bedroom floor. It is thought that Sharon had fought against her attacker, but was throttled and hit over the head with a blunt instrument. There was no sign of forced entry and robbery was ruled out as £100 was left untouched on the side.


The police had traced Sharon's final steps and discovered that a taxi-driver dropped her home at her Brompton Park Crescent flat at 2am – after she had been turned away from a London hotel.


Unbeknownst to her family, Sharon had been working for a high-class escort agency, where she would meet clients in West End hotels, who would pay her up to £500 for sex. Going by aliases such as Nicky and Siobhan, Sharon worked in the some of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the capital.


What's never been discovered is how Sharon was able to walk into her £1000 /month flat, or how she fell into the escort industry.


Six days after Sharon's murder another sex worker, Lucy Christopher (24), was attacked and left for dead in Kensington – just a mile away. She was attacked in her own home and hit over the head with a blunt instrument. Police were convinced it was the same man – 30 to 32 years old, of pale complexion and having thick, dark brown fuzzy hair and a heavy beard and moustache.