'You're that star shining down on us': Tributes pour in to girl, 14, found dead
A Devon schoolgirl who was found dead at her home by her mother may have been the victim of bullying, according to her friends.
Tributes have poured in to the teenager, named locally as Izzy Dix, who died at her home in Brixham on Tuesday night.
Dozens of messages were posted by friends of the 14-year-old on a Facebook page set up in her memory.
One of Izzy's friends posted: "Heavens gained another angel, tonight when we look up at the sky you're that star that is shining down on us R.I.P xx"
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Other people described her as "beautiful and funny", adding that she had "touched so many hearts".
But several messages referred to bullying.
One read: "Breaks my heart that someone so young and so beautiful was made to feel so bad about herself sleep well little star x"
Another read: "RIP izzy. Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends at this tragic time. Something must be done to stamp out bullying and support our beautiful young children before another tragedy occurs."
She wrote on her own Facebook last month: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
But police have not confirmed if allegations of bullying are forming part of an investigation into her death.
Inspector Adrian Leisk said: "We have spoken to her mother who is understandably devastated and we are working closely with the school and other partners to try and understand what has lead to this tragic outcome."
"Our investigation will be thorough and detailed. And we would ask people not to make judgements or opinions on what is being said on social media sites. It is totally tragic."
Pupils at her school, Brixham Community College, were told of the Year 10 student's death in assemblies on Wednesday.
They along with staff members have been offered counselling, as officers investigate the circumstances of her death - which is not being treated as suspicious.
A statement released the school's headteacher Mark Eager said: "The death is a tragic loss, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire college community go out to the student's family and loved ones.
"Students have been given the sad news in assemblies this morning, and the college will provide counselling services to any who need help in dealing with their thoughts and feelings."
Emergency services were called to an address in Brixham at around 11.30pm on Tuesday after the body of a 14-year-old girl was discovered by her mother.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Officers are investigating the circumstances of the death but it is not being treated as suspicious."
In an unrelated incident, Devon and Cornwall Police is also investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy from Scorrier near Redruth in Cornwall.
The boy, named locally as Tom Savage, had been reported missing and was found dead by police on Tuesday.
Police Inspector Mark Richards, based in Truro, said: "We are looking into the death of a 15-year-old schoolboy who was a pupil at Richard Lander School."
Nobody else was being sought in connection with the incident, he added.
Steve Mulcahy, head teacher of Richard Lander, said: "It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the death of a current student at Richard Lander School. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."