Chanelle Sasha Jones was reported missing on SundayA murder investigation is under way after a teenage girl was found dead in a car stopped by police.
Police believe the victim is 17-year-old Chanelle Sasha Jones who was reported missing on Sunday, although the body has not been officially identified.
A stinger device was used to stop a Ford Fiesta on the A487 coast road near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, west Wales, on Sunday night after police followed it.
The body, believed to be that of Chanelle, from nearby Cardigan, was found inside. A post-mortem examination has not been carried out yet.
Dyfed-Powys Police said a man arrested in connection with the death was last night in hospital.
In a statement released through police, Chanelle's mother Jayne said: “My beautiful daughter Chanelle Sasha has been taken from us due to a cruel set of circumstances.
“She has been through so much in her short life and I was, and we all are, so proud of how she was turning her life around for the better and she now had so many ambitions.
“She was my lovely daughter who will be so sadly missed by her sister and two brothers and all her family and her boyfriend Brian.
“We all love you and miss you darling babe.”
Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the teenager between 3.30am and 10.15pm on Sunday.