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A body found in the search for Bobbi-Anne McLeod has been formally identified as the missing teenager.
There was mounting concern for the missing 18-year-old after she was last seen waiting at a bus stop in Plymouth, Devon, to go and meet her boyfriend – but never got off the other end.
Devon and Cornwall Police wrote in a statement: "Formal identification has now been completed and it has been confirmed that the body located in #Bovisand on 23 November is that of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod.
"Her family have been informed of this update and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time."
Cody Ackland, 24, has been charged with her murder.
Her body was found dumped close to a beach that was nearly 10 miles away from her home, in Bovisand.
Tributes have poured in for Bobbi after the news emerged, with her 20-year-old brother Lee taking to social media to post a picture of him and Bobbi as children.
“Until we meet again sis. I love you,” he wrote. “You didn't deserve this. Such a beautiful and talented girl and to have you as a my little sister.
"The adventure and journey we had been on will always be treasured.
"Now go rest easy.”
Close friend and neighbour, Amanda Isaacs, also paid tribute after setting up a GoFundMe fundraiser, which has already raised thousands of pounds for Bobbi-Anne's family.
She wrote: "Hi my name is Amanda. I am a close friend and neighbour of Bobbi and her family. Unfortunately it has been confirmed after three days of searching she has sadly been taken from us.
"She was a beautiful young girl only aged 18 with her whole life ahead of her. As you can imagine her family are going through hell, so would like this fundraiser to even help take the stress away off all this even if it really is just a little bit of help.
"She deserves the best send off as the beautiful girl she come into this world. R.I.P sleep tight with nan and grandad. You're with the angels now."
Two men, aged 26 and 24, remain under arrest for Bobbi’s murder, with the police now investigating the theory that it was a stranger abduction.
Bobbi’s murder has seen further calls to “reclaim the streets” over growing fears of violence against women.
A large number of woman are expected to attend a more public vigil on Plymouth Hoe as part of the reclaim the streets movement launched in the wake of the killing of Sarah Everard.
The vigil will take place on Friday, six days after Bobbi initially went missing.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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