The family of murdered Eastbourne student Janet Müller have paid tribute to her.
In a loving statement released this afternoon, the 21-year-old was described as ‘inspirational, passionate and caring’.
Janet, who was originally from Berlin but was studying at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus, was found in the boot of a burning car in Ifield on Friday, March 13.
Her family said, “Janet was a much-loved daughter and twin sister and words can’t describe how much pain we as a family are in right now.
“She was always there for us and was someone that always made us smile and laugh no matter what.
“Janet was a very inspirational, passionate and caring person. Throughout her life she always cared deeply for her friends and family.
“This tragic event has left a deep hole in the hearts of all that knew her. She will be deeply missed and always remembered for her energetic, fun, bubbly and vibrant personality.
“We are overwhelmed with the love and support that we have received from Janet’s friends worldwide. Janet would have been so happy knowing how much she was loved.
“We will never forget our beautiful girl and will work with the police to establish her last movements and why she was taken from us so cruelly. We won’t rest until we find the truth.”
Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with murdering Janet.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Madeira or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111