Murder probe: Tributes to 'sweet angel'
THE heartbroken family and friends of a young woman found dead in a Devonport flat have paid moving tributes to a woman described as a "sweet angel".
The body of a 24-year-old woman, known locally as Sally Ann Harrison, pictured left, was found at a flat in Devonport during the early hours of Thursday morning. Police launched a murder investigation after discovering the body and released a 28-year-old man, thought to have known Ms Harrison, on bail on Saturday.
Hundreds of friends have left messages online after Ms Harrison's sudden death, with many in disbelief.
A Facebook site entitled RIP Sally Harrison was set up on Friday and has already attracted over 200 members. The open online tribute was set-up by Natloves Ellie Louise Walsh, who wrote:
"Sally Harrison sadly taken from us on 05-04-2012. I've created the group for everyone to join and share their thoughts and upmost respect for Sally."
Many friends have shared their memories of Sally on the site, while others have written about the sadness they feel for her family, and the two-year-old daughter she leaves behind.
Her brother Jareth Harrison wrote: "Love u sis cant believe this still staying strong for Mum and Sara. Loves u sooo much."
Brian Harrison wrote: "To my very first granddaughter who I love and miss very much. I miss the good times we had together and your kindness and help when I needed you. Love and miss you forever Sally. RIP darling. Nan Harrison x"
Family photographs of the young mum with her siblings have also been posted on the site along with images of the much-loved woman smiling and laughing with friends.
David James Podger wrote: "If I know Sally even half as much as I hope I do she is currently sat on a cloud watching us all and hoping we cheer up... she'll be listening to some bouncy music and wearing the most beautiful outfit... her make up will be immaculate and she'll be dancing like no one's watching.. She was possibly one of the most beautiful people I've ever had the fortune to meet and I wish her family all the best. Good night, princess... sleep well."
On Sunday police investigating the death of Ms Harrison revealed that her daughter, aged two, was at the home in Vaagso Close at the time of her death. It is understood the toddler was uninjured.
Police were called to a ground-floor flat in a block at Trevithick Court shortly after 3.15am on Thursday after the discovery of Ms Harrison who had suffered serious head injuries.
She was declared dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.
A post mortem examination was carried out by a Home Office pathologist on Friday in Exeter but the woman has yet to be formally identified.
The 28-year-old-man, who has not been named by the police, was held until Saturday afternoon before being released on police bail until August 8.
Nightclub C103 on Union Street held a tribute night for the popular young woman on Friday.
Speaking after the event, friend Kirsty Jane Sefton wrote: "Being in C103 last night without Sally next to me was one of the hardest things I have ever, ever had to do, but it was filled with so many people who loved her, a huge testament to how truly special she was and how many lives she was a part of.
"I can't thank everyone enough who was there for Sally and her family last night whether they were in the club or whether they were paying a tribute to her in their own way. The love and support for her family last night was truly amazing.
Floral tributes have been left outside the flat since Thursday.
Investigators say they are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Vaagso Close and heard or saw anything suspicious between the evening of Wednesday April 4 and the early hours of April 5.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who knew Ms Harrison socially and a re still keeping an open mind as to the identity of the offender.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 quoting log number 190 of 5/4/12.