Abbey Lamont-Slater: Tributes flow for young woman found dead in Illawarra
Tributes are pouring in for a young NSW woman after her body was discovered in dense bushland.
Abbey Lamont-Salter had been missing for three days before police found her body in the Illawarra region, south of Sydney, on Tuesday evening.
Officers say the 24-year-old’s car was found in Helensburgh around 3pm.
Her body found several hours later at 7.30pm.
Only hours before the grim find, her sister Casey Knight had posted an urgent plea for information.
“I need to find my sister,” she had written on Facebook.
The post has since been flooded with tributes and messages of condolences after news of Abbey’s death was made public.
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‘When she walked into a room people would just gravitate towards her’
“Abbey you were so beautiful and kind-hearted!” one person said.
“Sending my condolences to family and friends.”
Another said: “RIP Abbey, such a beautiful soul gone too soon.
“Thoughts are with your family.”
The family has not yet publicly addressed Abbey’s passing, but Casey told The Daily Telegraph her sister had had a “rough year”.
“She was so funny, just so funny. When she walked into a room people would just gravitate towards her,” Knight said.
“She would light up the room. I think it just showed that by how the post about her missing went viral.”
Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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