The family of Caroline Everest, 18, who was found dead in Sheffield last month, have paid tribute to their ‘treasured, perfect daughter.’
Caroline, known as Carrie by her family and friends, has been remembered today after her body was discovered in a river in Summerfield Street on November 24.
She had been reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub on November 22.
While officers continue to work to establish the precise circumstances leading to Caroline’s death, through the use of CCTV, police have been able to rule out that her death was caused by the actions of another person.
A 31-year-old man who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape has been released with no further action.
Her family have released new photographs of Caroline as well as a statement, in which they give thanks for the ‘overwhelming’ support of others since the death of their ‘little star.’
It said: “We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all the tremendous support we have received during this difficult time. It has been fundamentally every parent’s nightmare.
“Carrie was a thoughtful girl and she cared deeply about her friends and family.
“She tried so hard to organise her life and the things she wanted to do.
“She was a young woman with such a strong appetite for living and participating in everything she did.
“He friends, colleagues, fellow students, all appreciated her willingness to help others, to do everything she could do to make a difference.
“Carrie made an impact on everyone she had ever met.
“Everywhere Carrie went, her colleagues, managers and friends were all full of admiration for her.
“The response to her death – the cards, messages and memories people have shared with us has been overwhelming and her friends on social media have been a great comfort to us in our hour of need.
“For her mum and dad, for her brother and sister, for the extended family of which she was so integral a part, there is a deep sense of loss that is so very, very painful.
“Caroline gave us so much pleasure and she was so loved, so treasured, that we will carry her memory with us every minute of every day for the rest of our lives.
“Carrie was a very precious young woman, enthusiastic and caring, loving and genuine.
“She was always thinking of others and how she could help them.
“Her radiant smile, marvellous sense of humour and warm-hearted nature made her the perfect daughter, a girl who had so much to give and so much to live for.
“Fly high little star.”
Anyone with information about Caroline’s death can call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.