Drifter who strangled British tour guide then hid her body in cupboard inside smiley-face bag is JAILED for twenty years Lianne Burns, originally from Essex, murdered in Caribbean island St MartinJealous boyfriend Younes El-Mami strangled her and hid body in cupboardJailed for 20 years after devoted sisters spent years campaigning for justice By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 10:25 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 12 March 2013 Tour guide Lianne Burns was found strangled in a cupboard with her head covered in a bag covered in a smiley face and the word 'merci' A drifter who strangled a British tour guide on a paradise Caribbean island then hid her body in a cupboard has been jailed for 20 years. Younes El-Mami wrapped the body of Lianne Burns, originally from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in tape and left her head covered by a bag with the smiley face logo on it and the word 'Merci'.
My 1,000-mile walk back to happiness: How author Cheryl Strayed got her life back after the death of her mother and subsequent drug addiction Memoir: Cheryl has written a book about her three-month, 1,100-mile solo hike A few days before I am due to meet the author Cheryl Strayed, we email to arrange a suitable rendezvous in New York City. ‘It would be great if it were walking distance from my hotel,’ Cheryl writes, before adding wryly, ‘and yes, I know “walking distance” is relative, given the subject of my book.’ Cheryl’s memoir, Wild: a Journey From Lost to Found, is the story of her three-month, 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), from the Mojave Desert in Nevada, through California and Oregon to Washington State. At just 26 and a first-time hiker, she walked the arduous trail largely alone, blistered and bruised, hungry, dirty and exhausted, wearing the same set of clothes for weeks, and frugally eking out a few dollars for food