This was Lucy McHugh.
By now you’ll know that we’ve launched a murder investigation after her body was found in woodland close to the Sports Centre in Southampton at 7:45am on Thursday 26 July.
This new photo released by Lucy’s family shows a 13 year-old girl living her life, which was cut tragically short.
We still need your help to find out what happened to her.
We know that Lucy left her house in Mansel Road East, just before 9am on Wednesday 25 July.
Detective Superintendent Paul Barton said:
“We’re hoping that this new photo jogs people’s memories of seeing Lucy at some point on Wednesday 25 July or early the following morning.
“Building a picture of her movements is vital to our investigation. You’ll see from the description of Lucy’s clothing that she was carrying her jacket at the time. It was a hot day, so you may have thought it off to see someone wearing a white vest top carrying a jacket.
“I’d also like to thank those members of the public who have spoken to our officers who have been handing out leaflets at the Hampshire cricket fixture at the Ageas Bowl last night and at the Saints friendly at St Mary’s today. Spreading the word and passing this literature on to family and friends will be vital to helping our enquiries”.
Here are descriptions of the clothes Lucy was last seen wearing:
Distinctive black jacket with white sleeves, the logo for the band Falling in Reverse on the front and RADKE 01 in red on the back; she may have been carrying this jacket
White vest top
Black and white Jordan 23 trainers
If you find anything that could be linked to the investigation, please contact us immediately so we can deal with it appropriately.