Family tribute to young woman who died in Horam

The family of a young woman found dead in her home at Horam have paid tribute to her.

Just before 5pm on Saturday (19 May) police were called to a flat at Manor Court, Horam High St, where they found the the body of 21-year-old Bex Olive, of that address.

Bex’s mother, Julie Baker, has released this tribute on behalf of her family; “Rebecca Olive, or Bex as we loved to call her, was a loving individual and would do anything for anyone.

“She always cared and never forgot anyone’s birthday, always had a smile and a zest for life.

“It’s with great sadness that she’s no longer with us and as a family we are completely devastated.

“She will be sorely missed and always in our hearts.

“We ask for our privacy to be respected at this tragic time.”

Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are investigating and the death is currently unexplained. A postmortem took place on Sunday 20 May but the cause of death has not yet been established and further forensic tests are to take place.
Two men aged 19 and 55 were arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday and have since been released under investigation.
The men were known to Bex, and are known to each other.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft said; “Anyone learning of this death who has any information that might assist our investigation is asked to contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting Operation Eldon.”

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