Boy, 16, charged with murder after 14-year-old girl found dead in park
Viktorija Sokolova’s family have described her as a ‘little angel’ who they will never forget.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after the body of Viktorija Sokolova was found in a park.
The 14-year-old’s body was discovered in Wolverhampton’s West Park just before 7am on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a blunt force trauma to the head, West Midlands Police said.
Viktorija’s family paid tribute to the teenager, saying she was “was like a little angel” and “she made our lives so colourful and full of meaning”.
They added: “We can’t believe she has left us at such a young age. We will never forget you our sweetheart.
“You will be living in our hearts, soul and mind forever. Goodbye our little angel.”
#MURDER A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Viktorija Sokolova. A 17-year-old boy who was arrested alongside him has been bailed pending further investigation. West Park remains closed: https://t.co/jnVjdzNIF1 pic.twitter.com/GnLkGoVF3E— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) April 15, 2018
The teenager from Wolverhampton who is accused of killing Viktorija is due to appear at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
A second teenage boy, aged 17, who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further investigation.
West Park remains closed while a comprehensive forensic examination continues.