Family's wait to lay Nicola to rest

RELATIVES of body in the boot victim Nicola West are today still waiting to lay the 34-year-old to rest.

RELATIVES of body in the boot victim Nicola West are today still waiting to lay the 34-year-old to rest.

Miss West was killed more than three weeks ago but so far her family has been unable to hold a funeral for her.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich police said the force did not yet know when the coroner would release her body for burial or cremation.

She said a post mortem may still need to be carried out on behalf of the defence team in the case.

Robert McCarry, 35, of Vernon Street, Ipswich, and Paul Waters, 28, of Sandpiper Road, Ipswich, have been charged with Miss West's murder.

Police have investigated the possibility that Miss West may have been killed as part of a sex game.

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It is believed she was killed in a car near to Suffolk Ski Centre.

She may have been dead for up to two days before her body was discovered in the boot of a car outside Ipswich police station on Saturday, February 10.

Paying tribute to Miss West in the days following her death, her family said the world had not deserved her.

They said: “She was the kindest most thoughtful person - a ray of sunshine to us all.

“Her love and caring for others knew no bounds. She was a beloved fiancée, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend.”

Miss West lived with her fiancé in Leather Bottle Hill, Little Blakenham.

She grew up in Copford near Colchester and attended Stanway High School.

After finishing school she worked at Pizzaland in Colchester before transferring to the Ipswich branch of the restaurant.

She was working at a warehouse for St Elizabeth Hospice at the time of her death.

McCarry and Waters are due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on June 15. They are yet to enter a plea.

Do you want to pay tribute to Miss Waters? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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