Report by James Franklin , Reporter
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
MORE than 100 teenagers have held a vigil in a town park for a ‘beautiful’ and ‘bubbly’ 18-year-old girl who was found dead at her Weston home.
Popular Weston College student Jasmine Griffiths was found at her home in Selwood Close on Saturday.
A Facebook group set up in her memory has been inundated with tributes from hundreds of her friends and acquaintances.
Police were called to her home at about 3.30pm on Saturday after her body was found.
A police spokesman said her death was not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.
An inquest is expected to be opened tomorrow (Fri) after a postmortem examination.
Outside her home mourners have left floral tributes and cards for the former Worle Community School pupil, who was in her third year of studying hairdressing at Weston College.
On the Facebook group, called R.I.P. Jasmine, friends had posted more than 90 messages paying tribute to her.
One message read: “You were loved by so many people. My thoughts are with your friends and family, I hope you are at peace.”
Another read: “You were one of the most generous, down to earth, kindest, craziest people I have ever met and I am so glad I have those precious memories” while another posted: “you made everyone laugh so much the things you used to come up with had even the teachers laughing you were such a lovely pretty and bubbly girl and you will always be in everyone’s thoughts.”
Others described her as a ‘big character loved by all’ and said ‘you will never be forgotten, rest in peace my beautiful angel’.
Her friends gathered in Ashcombe Park on Sunday evening to pay their respects, where more than 100 people let off paper lanterns into the night sky.
A spokesman for Weston College said: “It is with incredible sadness Weston College has heard of the death of 18-year-old Jasmine Griffiths. Our thoughts and feelings go out to her family.
“She was a lovely student and very popular with friends and lecturers. She will be sadly missed.”
Principal Dr Paul Phillips said: “We offer our sincere condolences to her family.”
Her former headteacher at Worle Community School, Peter Binding, said: “Jasmine was a loveable character and always had a ready smile - she had a great group of friends and made sure she looked out for others - a sad loss for the community.”