A girl has been recognized 31 years after her physique was present in Belgium.
Rita Roberts, from Cardiff, was beforehand known as the “girl with the flower tattoo”.
Ms Roberts’s physique was found on 3 June 1992 in opposition to a grate within the water of the river Groot Schijn in Antwerp.
Police stated she had been violently killed. Her household stated the information was “stunning and heartbreaking”.
Officers stated her most placing characteristic was a tattoo on her left forearm of a black flower with inexperienced leaves and “R’Nick” written beneath.
She was 31 when she moved to Antwerp in February 1992. Her final communication along with her household was a postcard in Might 1992.
An attraction was launched on 10 Might this 12 months to assist determine her physique.
A member of the family within the UK recognised the tattoo on the information and knowledgeable Interpol and Belgian authorities.
In a tribute, Ms Roberts’s household stated she was “passionate, loving and free-spirited” and had been “cruelly taken away”.
“There aren’t any phrases to really categorical the grief we felt at the moment, and nonetheless really feel at the moment,” they added.
They stated whereas the information had been “troublesome to course of”, they have been “extremely grateful to have uncovered what occurred to Rita”.
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Her household described Ms Roberts as “a gorgeous one that adored travelling”.
“She liked her household, particularly her nephews and nieces, and at all times needed to have a household of her personal,” they added.
“She had the power to mild up a room, and wherever she went, she was the life and soul of the occasion. We hope that wherever she is now, she is at peace.”
Belgian authorities at the moment are interesting for any data on Ms Roberts or the circumstances surrounding her dying.