The family of Catherine Wells-Burr have paid tribute to the university graduate after her body was found in a burning car.
"We have lost our beautiful Catherine; she was full of character, she was caring, loving, and had a bubbly personality. She had a wonderful sense of humour, and was an amazing, special person.
"We would like to express thanks for all the messages of sympathy and support, we have found some comfort in all the kind and thoughtful words that have been said about Catherine and in knowing how well she was loved."
Tributes have been paid to a young woman found dead in a car near Ilminster. Police launched a murder inquiry after the body of 23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr was discovered by firefighters on Wednesday.
Today, Maurice Hicks, the head teacher of Holyrood Academy in Chard where Miss Wells-Burr was a former pupil, spoke of his shock.
Everyone at Holyrood Academy is deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news about Catherine. She is warmly remembered as a very friendly young person, gregarious and with a great sense of humour. Our sincere condolences go to her family and friends at this difficult time.
– MAURICE HICKS, HEAD TEACHER OF HOLYROOD ACADEMY
Her death has been described as "tragic and brutal" by detectives involved in the case.