Murdered midwife’s ‘legacy will live on’, family say
The circle of relatives of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood have paid tribute to the 28-year-old, pronouncing her “legacy will continue to exist”.
The frame of Ms Eastwood used to be present in a shallow grave in a rural space close to Caverswall in Staffordshire on Saturday, 8 days after she used to be remaining noticed.
Liberating a brand new of Ms Eastwood graduating, her circle of relatives mentioned the midwife had labored “very arduous to succeed in her purpose”.
In a observation launched via Staffordshire Police, they mentioned: “From the age of 12 all Samantha sought after to be used to be a midwife.
“She needed to paintings very arduous to succeed in her purpose.
“Samantha might now not be right here however her reminiscence and legacy will continue to exist.
“Thanks to everybody for his or her type ideas for our circle of relatives.”
Ms Eastwood’s frame used to be wrapped in a duvet cover with tape round her eyes and face, a court docket heard on Wednesday.
A 32-year-old guy, Michael Stirling, has been charged along with her homicide.
He’s the brother-in-law of Ms Eastwood’s ex-fiance, John Peake.
A tribulation date for Stirling has been provisionally set for four February subsequent 12 months, however a pass judgement on at Stafford Crown Court docket advised him the date used to be not going to stay fastened as a result of the complexities of the case.
Stirling will seem at Northampton Crown Court docket for a plea listening to on five October.
Two different males, elderly 28 and 60, who have been arrested on suspicion of helping an culprit, stay on conditional police bail whilst inquiries proceed.