Catherine Shaw's family say thank you for donations to bring her body home

Catherine's death is believed to have been a tragic accident Credit: Shaw family

The family of Catherine Shaw, who went missing in Guatemala, has thanked donors who've raised the money to bring her body home.

The 23 year old, from Witney in Oxfordshire, had disappeared after leaving her hostel on March 5th.

She was found dead on a hiking trail near Lake Atitlan a few days later.

An online appeal set up by the Lucie Blackman Trust, which has been helping Ms Shaw's family, has now raised more than £12,000 to assist with repatriation costs.

They tweeted today that they have reached their target.

Catherine set out travelling in September and had been with a friend in Guatemala for two weeks, having previously visited Mexico and California.

The charity said it believed Ms Shaw's death was likely to have been a tragic accident and a post-mortem examination found she died from a blow to the head

Further tests are being carried out to find out more about the circumstances in which the 23-year-old died.

The Lucie Blackman Trust supports British nationals in crisis overseas and said any money left over would be used to "support families in similar situations".