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Gracie Spinks: Mother pays tribute to daughter killed in suspected murder suicide

The mom of 23-year-old Gracie Spinks who was discovered fatally injured final week has posted a tribute to her daughter on social media, calling for an finish to violence towards girls.

Alison Heaton posted her daughter’s picture to Facebook together with the message: “My beautiful daughter Gracie taken away from me, her dad and brother and sister and everyone who loved and cared for her.” Her put up additionally included a damaged coronary heart and crying emoji.

The picture of Ms Spinks had an added pink body that stated: “Stop violence against women, justice for women.”

Ms Spinks’s father additionally added the body to his Facebook profile picture.

Ms Spinks died in a paddock in Duckmanton, Derbyshire, at round 8.40am on Friday. At round 11am, the physique of a person in his 30s – believed to be a former work colleague – was discovered close by off Tom Lane in Duckmanton.

Derbyshire Constabulary stated they weren’t on the lookout for anybody else in reference to the incidents and consider the 2 deaths to be linked, suggesting a doable murder suicide.

The drive stated: “We appreciate that what has happened in Duckmanton today will have shocked and upset many people in the community and officers will carry out extra patrols in the coming days.”

Derbyshire Constabulary additionally referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over the case, though the rationale for doing so stays unclear.

The IOPC stated in a press release: “We can confirm we have received a referral from Derbyshire Police following the death of a woman in Duckmanton, Derbyshire on Friday 18 June.

“We will assess the referral and decide on our level of involvement, if any, in due course. Our thoughts remain with the woman’s family.”

Ms Spinks studied artwork and design at Chesterfield College and lived in Old Whittington. She labored as a packer at e-commerce agency Xbite and infrequently as a mannequin for a London company.

She was a eager horse rider who was described by family and friends as “horsey mad” and sometimes took half in present leaping and dressage competitions along with her horse, Paddy.

A GoFundMe web page has been arrange to help Ms Sprinks’s household with prices related along with her funeral, and particularly prices associated to caring for Paddy. As of Monday afternoon, the web page had raised greater than £8,000.

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