Hatfield murder victim named
PUBLISHED: 15:46 26 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:01 27 May 2011
THE woman murdered at her home in Hatfield has been named.
"Angela had an infectious smile, it lit up the room."
Angela Hoyt, 34, was found dead in Glebeland, Hatfield on Tuesday.
Born in March 1977 in Ontario, Canada, she moved to the UK in 1999 to travel and play rugby.
She went to the University of Wales, where she studied journalism.
She then pursued a career in media and communications, beginning her latest role as Public Affairs and Communications Advisor with the International Committee of the Red Cross in February 2008.
She loved travelling and had been to Italy, Gambia, Sengali and Pakistan. She particularly enjoyed her visits to France and Paris was her favourite city.
Angela moved to Hatfield a year ago when she bought her first house, on Glebeland.
She had been working in Islamabad, Pakistan, with the Red Cross in the three months before she died.
Miss Hoyt’s family said: “Angela was a very ambitious and driven girl.
“She had a passion for human rights and wanted to use her work to help improve the lives of those less fortunate. She had strong opinions and convictions.
“Angela was athletic, she was a runner and played rugby. The few times she did sit still was to read or have a glass of wine with friends.
“Her niece and nephew were a great source of pride and she was an awesome aunt to them. She always picked up very thoughtful treasures for them on her travels. She was very close to her parents and twin sister.
“Angela had an infectious smile, it lit up the room.”
Angela leaves behind her mother and father, Barb and Dwight Hoyt, her identical twin sister Ami Watanabe and Ami’s husband Garry, and niece and nephew Tori and Kai.
*Her ex-partner is currently being hunted by police. See link story above right.