Megan Newborough was 23-years-old (Picture: PA)
A murder victim whose body was found on a rural road in Leicestershire this weekend has been named.
Megan Newborough’s family paid tribute to their ‘generous, loving and caring’ daughter.
The body of Ms Newborough, 23, was discovered in Charley Road, near Woodhouse Eaves, in the early hours of Sunday.
A 29-year-old man from Coalville was arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been further arrested on suspicion of rape.
Leicestershire Police said the man remains in custody.
The force made the grim discovery close to the B591 Beacon Road after receiving a report of a missing woman.
Ms Newborough, from Nuneaton, was reported missing by Warwickshire Police on Saturday afternoon and following inquiries, searches were then conducted in Leicestershire.
Ms Newborough’s body was found near Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, on Sunday (Picture: PA)
Paying tribute to their daughter in a statement, her family said: ‘There are no words to describe how much we as a family are completely heartbroken and devastated.
‘Megan was the most generous, loving and caring person and we have been robbed of our treasured daughter.
‘We are grateful for the support we have received so far but ask that we are allowed to grieve in peace.’
Detectives are still appealing to anyone who saw a white Citroen C3 in the area on Friday night to come forward.
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It is believed the car travelled between Coalville and Loughborough between 8pm and 10pm, and officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle or captured its movements on a dashcam or CCTV camera.
Detective Inspector Kenny Henry, who is leading the investigation with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: ‘First and foremost, my deepest condolences are with Megan’s family at this difficult time.
‘We’re continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding Megan’s death and I am still appealing for public help to piece together the information we already have.
‘I would ask that anyone who thinks they are able to help but hasn’t yet spoken to us to do the right thing and come forward – it’s not too late.’
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