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Man Quizzed After Schoolgirl Found Murdered
Detectives investigating the murder of a teenage girl are continuing to question a 19-year-old man, as tributes to the "beautiful" victim were left on Twitter.
The girl was killed at a house in Bedfordshire in the early hours of Saturday. She has been named locally as Megan-Leigh Peat, aged 15.
Police said officers attended the property after receiving a report a female had been fatally injured.
They would not comment on neighbours' claims she was stabbed to death at a house party.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: "We have begun a murder investigation after a woman died from serious injuries earlier.
"Police in Ampthill attended Ailesbury Road at around 1.30am this morning after receiving a report that a woman had been fatally injured within a property.
"Officers attended the scene where a body was discovered and scenes of crime officers are now undertaking a full forensic examination on the area.
"A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
"No further information relating to the victim is available at this time."
Friends have left tributes to Megan on Twitter.
@deeviolet said: "my beautiful bestfriend, who was murdered last night. megan-leigh peat, r.i.p beautiful. i love you so much".
While @CaitiTurnip tweeted: "still can't believe this has happened, going to miss seeing you upto mischief at school".
@Jord_2K12 said: "You was an amazing girl Megan; so funny, kind and loving. Taken too soon, but I know you're at peace now. I'll never forget you".