Police have named the young woman whose body was found in the back of a car after it crashed into a motorcycle.
The deceased has been named as 16-year-old schoolgirl Megan Bannister, from Leicester.
Her body was discovered on the back seat of a black Vauxhall Astra in Desford Road, Enderby, at 11.45am on Sunday.
In a statement released through Leicestershire Police, the family said:
“Megan was our beautiful, talented, loving daughter and sister, and our hearts have been utterly broken by her death.
“The thought of life without Megan is impossible to imagine, and we cannot adequately express in words the sense of numbness and overwhelming grief we feel at her loss.
“She was bright, clever, and a responsible person who loved her family and her many friends.
“She had a strong self-will and had set her heart on training to becoming a midwife.
“Knowing how confident and determined she was, we have no doubt she would have realised that dream.
“As a family, we are doing our best to support one another at this harrowing time, and would respectfully ask that we are left alone to grieve in private without intrusion.”
An initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being conducted to find out exactly how Megan died, Leicestershire Police said this evening.
However, her death is not believed to have been the result of a road traffic collision, it added.
Two men from Leicester, aged 27 and 28, remain in custody tonight and are being questioned on suspicion of murder.
[Source inc. photo: Leicester Mercury]
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