Hundreds pay tribute to Caroline Everest following discovery of body in Sheffield

Caroline Everest
Caroline Everest

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to a Sheffield woman following the discovery of a body in a river in Sheffield.

Although the body of the woman has not yet been formally identified, South Yorkshire Police believe it to be that of Caroline Everest, who disappeared on a night out in Sheffield city centre.

The Sheffield Hallam University student left the Corporation nightclub in Milton Street at 2.40am on Sunday and was reported missing the following day when she failed to turn up for her shift at B&M at Meadowhall Retail Park, where she worked part time.

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She also failed to attend a family meal that day.

A body was found in the River Porter, off Summerfield Street, at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, early yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police informed Caroline’s family of the discovery and officers are offering specialist support.

Around 350 tributes to Caroline have been posted on The Star’s website via a Book of Condolence.

Katy Clarke, a former school friend, described her as a ‘warm, loving and kind lady’.

Jasmine Henderson said: “She was such a fun loving girl, She was a good friend to me when I was in a difficult time.”

Molly Hitchinson, who also remembers Caroline from school, added: “You aways seemed so happy and smiley and full of life.”

Lizzie Kay described her as a ‘truly amazing’ friend.

Both Lizzie and Pippa Wilcock said Caroline was a member of their school’s pantomime group, with Pippa recalling how the teenager would always make her friends smile.

Others said she will be missed by her ballroom dancing friends.