Chislehurst teacher Lauren Patterson feared dead after going missing in Qatar

PUBLISHED: 16:23 14 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:47 14 October 2013

Lauren Patterson went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Lauren Patterson went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning.


A teacher from Chislehurst is feared dead after going missing in Qatar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Lauren Patterson, 24, disappeared after returning to Doha from the UK, where she had been attending her grandmother’s funeral.

She was last seen outside the five-star La Cigale Hotel at around 1.20am, and worried friends have been posting the primary school teacher’s picture on social media sites since then.

Her boyfriend, James Grima, took to Facebook to share news that Lauren had died hours after appealing for help.

He said: “I can’t believe that it had to end this way Lauren, I really don’t. I was so happy that I had finally found someone that could change my life so much, and in such a positive way too.

“I love you so so so much Lauren, I am never ever going to forget you and you will always have a place in my heart as you truly were the most amazing and beautiful person ever.

“Gonna miss you so much I don’t know how I can ever stop thinking about you.......Rest In Peace babe...I will always look up at the sky cause you always were the brightest star and always will be.”

It is believed Lauren’s mother is flying to Doha to identify the body of her daughter, according to reports in Qatar.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are aware of a British National, Lauren Patterson reported missing in Qatar.

“We are providing the family with consular assistance.”

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