The parents of Libby Squire have thanked the community's "love and kindness" on the third-month anniversary of their daughter's disappearance.
Libby went missing in the early hours of February 1 after a night out with friends.
Her body was discovered in the Humber Estuary on March 20.
In a message released through Hull Community Church, her mother Lisa expressed her gratitude for the “love and kindness” shown by the people of Hull, East Yorks.
She said it had brought “comfort” to her and Libby's father Russ during what has been a “horrendous” time for the Squire family.
The church said Libby's family were hoping the bench she was last seen at would become a commemorative location.
It has been adorned with flowers and colour – although Libby's family have requested no photographs of her are used.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Libby’s parents cannot lay their daughter to rest yet as the police are yet to release her body.
Her death remains a homicide inquiry and an investigation into how she died is ongoing.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: “Inquiries are ongoing into the death of 21-year-old University of Hull student Libby Squire.
“We continue to investigate Libby’s death as a homicide, with further work and analysis being conducted.”