The body of 19-year-old Tania Nicol was found on 8 December, after she disappeared on 30 October. Miss Nicol was local to Ipswich, having grown up on a housing estate on the outskirts of the town. She lived there with her mother, Kerry, and her younger brother. She had dreams of being a pop star while a pupil of Chantry High School but ended up in a series of low-paid jobs. Her devastated father, Jim Duell, made an appeal to the public to help catch the killer of his "loving and sensitive" daughter. "Unfortunately drugs took her away into her own secret world, a world that neither of us were aware of," said Mr Duell. The killer, he added, could not take away their courage, fortitude and memories. Miss Nicol was reported missing by her mother, after she had not heard from her for 48 hours. She was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and pink high-heeled shoes when she was last seen. Her body was later discovered in a pond at Copdock, near Ipswich.