Amelia Arnold murder: Family pay tribute to "darling girl"
PUBLISHED: 14:24 14 November 2012
THE family of a former Welwyn Garden City schoolgirl have paid tribute to their "beautiful happy darling girl" days after her body was discovered in a Hatfield woodland.
Amelia Arnold, 19, was found dead near Travellers Lane on Sunday and Jack Wall has been charged with her murder.
He claimed to be in relationship with Amelia but it has now emerged they were not a couple at the time of her death.
Miss Arnold’s mother Amanda said: “You gave us joy for most of your short life, you made us laugh, you loved to dance and sing from a young age, always the entertainer, our little star.
“I will hold our biggest shared memory together of the day your little girl entered the world and I was there, she is a credit to you.
“A beautiful happy darling girl who will be looked after and loved with you looking down on her, you are a fantastic mummy.
“We love you and will always remember the fun times rest in peace my sweet child.”
Her father Laurence added: “A beautiful young mother, very much loved and cared for by the people who really cared.
“She was one of a kind, always centre of attention, very funny and an entertainer.
“She loved and cherished her baby.
“Unfortunately her life was tragically taken. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
“She has touched a lot of hearts in her lifetime, and shall I’m sure be held forever in the hearts of those people.
“Loved by many, will be remembered by many and will live on for all our lives.
“Love you Forever Amelia.”
Wall, 22, of Hadrians Walk, Stevenage has been remanded in custody.