Dorset

Emily Longley: Tributes for New Zealand student

The bungalow in Bournemouth where the body was found
Image caption Police were called to the bungalow shortly before 1000 BST on Saturday

Tributes have been paid for an aspiring New Zealand model who was found dead in Dorset at the weekend.

Emily Longley, 17, had been living in Bournemouth and was a student at Brokenhurst College.

Her father Mark described his daughter as having "a real force for life" and said she was much loved by family and friends.

A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the death have been bailed.

Both were known to Miss Longley, who had grown up in Auckland.

A post-mortem examination has failed to reveal the cause of death and officers are awaiting toxicology results.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Miss Longley was found dead inside a bungalow in Queenswood Avenue on Saturday.

'Million dollar smile'

Dozens of tributes have been posted on Facebook.

In a message on Facebook, her father said: "We all loved you honey. So much.

"It is so nice to see she was so loved. Thank you everyone for your kind words."

He said he was due to fly to England and was planning to hold a memorial there and in New Zealand.

Another tribute, by Chelsea Sutherland, read: "To me you will always be looking over us all with your million dollar smile."

Friend Bastien Tabaillou had spoken to Miss Longley four days ago, after she returned from a two-week trip home.

"She said she enjoyed herself, seeing her old friends, but she didn't really want to be back into that old scene, the party scene," he said.

"She was doing really well over in England with her studies and life. She had made some new friends and was away from all the bad things.

"She was really fun, she was great and she was always really friendly and loved people.

"It's just real sad that it has to happen to some of the best of them."

An inquest into Miss Longley's death has been opened and adjourned.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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