Miss Mc Laren and Stimpson had confirmed their relationship on Facebook last December and their social media profiles featured several pictures of them together.
Kent Police have now referred the murder to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, after Miss Mc Laren may have previously reported Stimpson to the police.
We are in shock at the moment.'The whole family is.
My cousin has just been murdered and we're still trying to process it.' On the morning of the attack Miss Mc Laren posted a picture of herself with the message: 'Powered by coffee!
Speaking outside their home in Strood, near Chatham, Teresa Niechoj, 48, said: 'They have been best friends since they were 15. We're all very upset about it.' Miss Mc Laren previously worked in the Leather Bottle and The Ship pubs in Cobham as a waitress and bartender.
We know Molly very well and have known her for a long time.'Alex is distraught. The hard working pupil was a member of her university's netball team and a student representative.
[The] attacker was then put into police van [and] didn't appear to resist arrest.'The attacker is leaning on the bonnet of police car in front. Blood on T-shirt.'Another witness, Rosie Bell, 25, was arriving at the centre when the incident unfolded.
Horrified witnesses looked on as University of Kent student Molly Mc Laren was savagely attacked at the Dockside outlet centre in Chatham, Kent.Joshua Stimpson, from Rochester, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.Officers charged him with murder and he appeared before Medway Magistrates' Court on Friday.Ready just in time for Christmas, 4 male sphynx kittens!! He was brought to me as a stray with an upper respiratory infection and a coat full of flees.They will come registered with all 3 sets of shots including rabies, 3x deworming, spay/neuter, kitten kit and health guarantee. I have a 5 month old female kitten her name is hidie, she's a loving cat and she has all her shots and been dewormed and got her rabies vaccination as well. He is in perfect health now and ready for his forever home. My boyfriend found this kitty near a gutter covered in leaves.Fully enrolled, so it's time to switch the brain on today.