HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a 13-year-old who was tragically found dead in Solihull woodland.
The body of Kiera Devine was found near Tudor Grange Park on November 13 following welfare concerns.
West Midlands Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.
In the week since the tragedy, a piece of Solihull woodland has transformed into a shrine where flowers, teddies, drawings of Hello Kitty and messages have been left.
On Saturday (November 18) there was a balloon release in memory of Kiera.
Kiera’s family have paid tribute to her on social media and set up a fundraiser to help with the teenager’s funeral costs.
Leading the tributes Lisa Clarke, who set up the page, wrote: “No parent should have to go through the trauma of losing a child, especially in such awful circumstances.
“Kiera was such a beautiful intelligent young soul with her whole life ahead of her, who will now be forever 13 due to being a victim of this cruel world.
“She sadly felt there there was no other way out and has left a very heartbroken devastated family who have no real answers as of yet.”
In just over a week the Go Fund Me page had raised almost £18,000 and messages have flooded in from family, friends and those touched by the events.
Chloe Murray wrote: “You are really missed at school Kiera.
“I will always remember that beautiful smile. Sweet dreams princess, until we meet again xx”
Amarah Feroza wrote: “Rip Kiera you will forever be in all our hearts… an amazing friend to all and we will all miss your bubbly personality.”
And Adele White wrote: “God bless you sweetheart, sleep tight, we’re gonna miss you.”
For more or to donate visit Go Fund Me and search Kiera Devine.