A poignant sea of tributes to ‘shining star’ Jasmine Forrester have been left outside the house where she was tragically found by police.
Jasmine, aged just 11, was found with serious injuries at a house in Kent Road, in Wolverhampton, on Friday.
She was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but sadly could not be saved.
The pavement was lined with floral bouquets, cuddly toys, candles and balloons from the shocked community.
A message from her devastated father read:“My shining star”. Things will never be the same, my heart is broken. I will never forget you Jasmine. Love Dad.”
Fluttering in the breeze there was also a bright red balloon in the shape of a heart.
More messages stated: “To Jasmine, a lovely little girl with a beautiful smile. Gone too soon. God bless” and “Dear Jasmine all of the stuff you have done within our lives will stay there forever until we pass by.”
Another referred to the smiling school girl as a ‘shining star’: “To Jasmine you are now the brightest shining star in the sky. Play free in paradise. Lots of love while another said “RIP little angel, fly high and free.”
The results of a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of Jasmine’s death, which took place at the weekend, have not yet been revealed by police.
Det Insp Ian Wilkins, of West Midlands Police, said: “We are continuing to support Jasmine’s family at this truly tragic time.
“The family have asked for privacy and we really hope everyone can respect that wish.
“We are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident, but if anyone has information please get in contact with us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference 20WV/32155Q/18.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.
*Delroy Forrester, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, appeared at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with murder.
The 51-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday.