Tragedy as body of a 24-year-old woman is discovered in bushland during search for missing Abbey – as her sister issues a heartbreaking tribute and tells of her ‘rough year’
- Abbey Lamont-Salter, 24, dropped out of contact with family on Sunday
- Her body was found in bushland in Helensburg at 7.30pm on October 13
- Her white Toyota Corolla had been found parked nearby just hours earlier
The body of a 24-year-old woman who disappeared on Monday has been found – as her sister reveals she had a ‘rough year’.
Abbey Lamont-Salter, 24, was last seen in the Illawarra region, south of Sydney, on October 11.
Police found Abbey’s white Toyota Corolla on Otford Road, Helensburg, at 3pm on Tuesday.
The body of 24-year-old Abbey Lamont-Salter (pictured) who disappeared on Monday has been found
Abbey (pictured) was last seen in the Illawarra region, south of Sydney, on October 11
Police found Abbey’s white Toyota Corolla in bushland on Otford Road, Helensburg, at 3pm on Tuesday
A search was carried out and Abbey’s body was found at 7.30pm in nearby bushland.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
The news comes hours after Abbey’s sister Casey Knight launched an appeal on social media in an attempt to try and reunite her with the rest of the family.
On Wednesday, Mrs Knight honoured her younger sister’s memory.
‘She was so funny, just so funny. When she walked into a room people would just gravitate towards her. She would light up the room. I think it just showed that by how the post about her missing went viral,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
‘She loved music. Any music that would get a crowd pumping. She grew up dancing and when we were kids we used to spend every afternoon dancing – it was just in her.
‘She was an amazing aunty, she has three nephews and a niece that will miss her. She was one of those people who was just good at everything she tried – I would joke that its annoying that she was like that and so pretty.’
A search was carried out and Abbey’s body was found at 7.30pm. Her death is not being treated as suspicious
Mrs Knight revealed Abbey had experienced a ‘rough year’.
Their mother is shattered by the loss of her daughter.
Other friends and family have also been left devastated at the loss of Abbey.
‘RIP Abbey. I was so blessed to have known you. Heaven has definitely gained a beautiful angel,’ one person wrote online.
Another said: ‘Abbey was such a beautiful girl! Thinking of you and your family!’
One person said: ‘Oh Abbey.. I’m sorry. You really were a bright spark.’
Others described Abbey as ‘beautiful’ and ‘kind-hearted’.
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