Family tribute to bright student found dead after Halloween party

Student Alisha Bartolini Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a student who was found dead at her halls of residence in south Liverpool at the weekend have paid tribute to her.

18 year old Alisha Bartolini from Appleby Bridge in Wigan was found dead at Hope Place campus in Taggart Avenue, Childwall on Saturday evening.

A post mortem examination failed to determine a cause of death.

Detectives from Admiral Street CID are treating Alisha's death as unexplained. A family liaison officer is providing support and information about the police investigation to her family at this difficult time.

Alisha's family have released a statement paying tribute to their daughter.

"We are absolutely devastated by the death of our daughter Alisha and are struggling to come to terms with what has happened.

"Alisha was an intelligent, bubbly, popular girl who was much-loved by everyone in her family and all her friends.

"She had enjoyed her time at Abraham Guest High School and Saint John Rigby College and had just started at Liverpool Hope University where she was studying Marketing and Media.

"No-one can ever expect or prepare for losing a child at such a young age. It is every parent's worst nightmare and we are utterly devastated. We are proud to have spent the time with her.

"We are however comforted by all the love and messages of support we have received from family, friends and neighbours - they are truly appreciated and show just what a beloved and treasured person Alisha was to so many people."

– Michaela and Sean Bartolini