The brother of a missing 18-year-old has paid an emotional tribute after police searching for her found a body – and two men were arrested on suspicion of murder.
Bobbi-Anne McLeod left her home in the Leigham area of Plymouth at about 6pm on Saturday evening.
The teenager had been due to catch a bus into the city centre to meet friends – but never arrived.
Police found the body near Bovisand, south of Plymouth, after receiving information.
While formal identification is yet to take place, Ms McLeod’s family have been informed.
Police have been searching a beach close to where the body was found.
A cordon has been set up blocking off access to the road leading to the Bovisand cafe and car park, and also the holiday park, where a number of people are still staying in caravans.
Bobbi-Anne’s brother, Lee, paid tribute to his sister on social media, writing: “You didn’t deserve this.”
In an emotional social media post, he shared images of the two as children.
He said: “Until we meet again sis. I love you.
“You didn’t deserve this, such a beautiful and talented girl and to have you as my little sister the adventure and journey we had been on will always be treasured.
“Now go rest easy.”
Two men aged 24 and 26, from Plymouth, remain in police custody.
Chief Superintendent Matt Longman said the case was “weighing heavy on the people of Plymouth”.
He added: “We are continuing to do everything we can to understand exactly what’s happened around this event.”
Officers used a helicopter in the search for the teenager and a Facebook page set up to help find her gained more than 10,000 members.
She was described as being 4ft 11in tall and of slight build, with brown hair, green eyes, straight shoulder length hair and ear piercings.
The Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard, said the discovery of a body was “devastating”.
He tweeted: “It is devastating news for our city that a body has been discovered in the search for missing Bobbi-Anne. My thoughts and love are with the family.
“We await news from the police but this is another dark day for our city.”
Leader of Plymouth City Council, councillor Nick Kelly, said: “This is really tragic news. Bobbi-Anne McLeod was a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her. It is devastating that someone has chosen to take this away.
“I am sure that the shock of this tragedy will not just be felt in Leigham but across the whole of our city and I know that everyone will stand with me when I say that all our thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time.”
Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation should call 101 quoting log number 706 22/11/21.