Pictured: Woman, 19, who was found dead in stream after friends launched urgent hunt for her as police arrest 19-year-old man
- Emergency services called to Roman Way, near Wigginton Park, in Tamworth
- Body of a woman, 19, found in the water and man, 19, was arrested last night
- Victim named locally as Keeley Bunker, 19, who went missing yesterday at 4am
A teenage girl has been found dead in a stream at a suburban park and a 19-year-old man held on suspicion of her murder, it was revealed today.
The victim has been named locally as Keeley Bunker, 19, who was reported missing in Tamworth at 4am yesterday morning.
Police and paramedics were called to Roman Way outside the Staffordshire town’s Wigginton Park after the dead woman was found in the water at 9pm last night.
The 19-year-old victim was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics.
An appeal was shared by friends on Twitter and Facebook saying she was last seen in Leyfields, Tamworth, around a mile from where she was reportedly found.
Staffordshire Police said a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Keeley Bunker, 19, has been named locally as the woman found dead in a stream in Tamworth
Police guard an area of Tamworth where a 19-year-old woman’s body was discovered in a stream
Police have held a man, also 19, at the scene and he is being questioned by detectives
Officers were called to Wiggington Park, Tamworth, to reports of a body in the water
A force spokesman added: ‘We would kindly ask people not to speculate at this time as our inquiries continue.’
An area of the park has been cordoned off as an investigation begins into the circumstances around her death.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘It looks as if her body was left in the stream next to some hedges. The area is all cordoned off now.
‘Its really frightening that something like this can happen on your door step. This park is popular with families and children, so its really worrying..’
Friends and family have Keeley fear that she is the woman found dead in the park
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called by Staffordshire Police to reports of a patient in the water near to Edgar Close, Tamworth at 9.10pm last night.
‘Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
‘On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman.
‘Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.’