The grieving mother of Hull student Libby Squire has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her 'beautiful baby girl' as police have launched a murder investigation.
On Saturday morning, Lisa Squire took to Facebook to share her grief and pain as the family tries to come to terms with the devastating loss of the 21-year-old.
Police confirmed on Thursday that a body pulled from the Humber Estuary the day before was in fact Libby's.
Mrs Squire said her heart was broken for Libby's friends before thanking her eldest child for 'making me a mummy' in a post which has been shared 2,000 times and received hundreds of messages of support.
Lisa Squires with her eldest daughter Libby, who was found in the Humber Estuary this week
The post signalled the end of a seven-week wait for answers for the family who often travelled from their High Wycombe home to Hull, where their daughter went to university.
Mrs Squire, who affectionately called Libby 'Pie', wrote: 'My baby girl is gone. Gone forever. No more birthdays with us.
'No more Christmas days with us. No more family time all together.
'No family should have to endure that. No sisters should have that special girl they have known for all their time on this earth taken from her.
'No 11-year-old brother should have his idol taken from him. No dad should have his first born little girl, his princess, taken from him.
'No grandparent should lose their first born grandchild child. No aunt and uncle lose their first born niece. No mother should have to watch her family go through all of that.'
Mrs Squire went on to reveal the crushing moment she had to inform 'the absolute love of Libby's life', Connor, that she had died.
She said: 'There have been so many low points but by far the worst point was having to call Connor, the absolute love of her life, and tell him I am so sorry the girl you love the most in the world has gone.
Tributes have been paid to the university student after her body