A devastated family have paid tribute to their 14-year-old daughter who was tragically found dead in a park.

Robyn Skilton was found near Horsham, West Sussex, by officers after concerns were raised over her welfare on Friday, May 7.

Emergency services arrived at the recreation area of Southwater Country Park shortly after noon where paramedics confirmed her death.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer.

An area of woodland was temporarily closed to the public while police were in attendance, but reopened shortly afterwards.

Her family said in a statement: “We are heartbroken at the passing of our darling daughter Robyn.

Her death is being an unsuspicious
Her death is being treated as unsuspicious by police

"We have lost so much; a creative, artistic and stylish teenager with so much life ahead to explore, a funny, caring and beautiful sister with such an infectious laugh.

"Our little girl, our precious daughter will leave a hole in our lives that will never be filled.

"Robyn is and always will be, deeply missed. Our family is devastated by this loss and appreciate our privacy being respected at this time.”

A spokesperson for the West Sussex Coroner's Office said: "On 7th May 2021 Robyn Skilton was found in Southwater Country Park.

"Emergency services were called and death was confirmed by a paramedic at 12.49 pm."