A young woman’s mourning relatives described how she had “so much to live for” before she passed away unexpectedly in a hotel.
On April 22, Paige Bartram, 22, was discovered dead in the OYO hotel on Plymouth’s New George Street.
Her cause of death is unknown, and an autopsy is being conducted.
Her “best friend” has now received recognition from her family.
On a GoFundMe page, Paige’s sister Ellie wrote: “Paige Bartram was 22 years old and had so much to live for and experience. No parent would desire for another parent to lose their kid or outlive them.
“This has literally broke my mother and loss of Paige has affected our family, as once were six are now five. Growing up with someone, you’d never think about how life would be without them, the past few weeks we’ve had to accept the loss of our closest. My mum’s first daughter, my first best friend.
“Please could you kindly share and donate, every penny will go towards the funeral, help us give her the send off she deserves.”
Meanwhile Paige’s mum, Vicky, told PlymouthLive she was staying in supported living in the hotel.
She said: “Paige suffered from epilepsy. The investigation is ongoing – they’ve had the post mortem but they don’t know the cause of her death yet.”
Vicky added: “Brad, who’s 20 and Ellie, who’s 16, have been really upset by her passing, as has Mia, who’s 11.
“Eight-year-old Riley and five-year-old Caleb, being so young, they don’t really understand it as much, but it’s been hard on all of them. She is going to be sorely missed by the whole family.”
A spokesperson for the force said: “Units attended along with the Ambulance service.
“A 22-year-old local woman was pronounced deceased at the scene; her next of kin have been informed.
“This death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is to be prepared for the coroner.”