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The siblings of Sasha Marsden have made individual tributes to the murdered student:
The family of Sasha Marsden will lay flowers at the scene of her brutal death in Blackpool at 5:30pm tonight.
Her parents, Gary, 40, and Jayne, 45, have paid tribute to their "beautiful daughter", who they lovingly described as a "typical teenager", in the following statement:
They asked for the family to be "left alone in private to allow us to come to terms with losing our beautiful precious daughter".
The family of a 16-year-old girl murdered in a frenzied stabbing have said her death "has left a huge gap in all our lives".
Sasha Marsden's body was found in a rear alley behind a bed and breakfast hotel in Blackpool, Lancashire, on Thursday night.
She had been repeatedly stabbed to the head and face before attempts were made to set her body on fire.
Detectives are continuing to question a 22-year-old local man on suspicion of her murder.
Teen stabbing victim Sasha Marsden was in the first year of a childcare course at Blackpool and The Fylde College and lived with her parents in Staining, near Blackpool.
In a tribute to her, Mandy Pritchard, head of the college's school for society, health and childhood, described the 16-year-old as "a friendly, considerate individual who cared about her fellow students".
Numerous tributes have paid to stabbing victim Sasha Marsden on a Facebook page set up in her memory.
Among the online tributes paid to the teenager was from Katrina Jasmine Morgan, who wrote:
Sheila Tatlock posted:
While Graham Callum Hilton wrote:
A 16-year-old girl was fatally stabbed to the head and face before attempts were made to set her on fire in an alleyway.
A post-mortem examination showed college student Sasha Marsden, from Blackpool, Lancashire, died as a result of "significant stab wounds", police said.
The teenager was found in the South Shore area of the resort at about 9pm on Thursday.
Lancashire Constabulary said it has been given more time to question a 22-year-old man held on suspicion of her murder.
A 20-year-old woman who was arrested at the same time on Thursday night has been released without charge.