Family pay tribute to ‘beautiful’ woman found dead by police

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 September 2018

Jenny Nairn. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Jenny Nairn. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary


The family of a woman whose body was discovered in Abbots Leigh have paid tribute to her ‘beautiful and generous soul’.

Jenny Nairn was found in Abbots Pool, in Sandy Lane, by police on the morning of September 5 after she went missing from her home.

She was last seen on August 31 and police said at the time her disappearance was out of character.

In a family statement, Kim Ingleby said: ”To my beautiful, kind-hearted, wild-spirited, adventuring cousin Jenny, may you now be at peace, exploring another place with your generous soul.

“You will always be remembered by more people than you could ever realise, as you look down I hope you know this.

“We want to send courage and hope to all those who were touched by your magic and strength.

“As a family, we must remember loving our wise and smiling Jenny and her heart of gold.

“Shine bright from above my good friend and cousin, you will be missed greatly and I will always remember every moment shared from childhood in Scotland to our last wander and conversation in Bristol.”

Jenny, aged 35, was last seen on August 31 when she left her home in Bedminster in the early hours, which prompted police to launch an appeal to locate her.

Her car was later found at Abbots Pool by officers.

A police spokesman said on September 5: “We have discovered the body of a woman in Abbots Pool.

“The family of missing woman Jenny Nairn have been advised.

“The death is not believed to be suspicious and will be referred to the coroner.”

Jenny volunteered at North Bristol Advice Centre and the Royal Voluntary Service for a number of years and was an outdoors enthusiast, often taking part in walks and expeditions.

Her sister Pipper added: “We are deeply saddened to share that a body believed to be Jenny has been found with no suspicious circumstances.

“We would like to thank all the volunteers, police, dive and search teams for their work.

“We are all still in shock and totally devastated, just trying to get through the hours and days, but we really appreciate people’s lovely words and messages.

“May Jenny’s adventurous and generous spirit live on in all of us.”

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