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16 April 2018, 08:14
Viktorija Sokolova's body was found in West Park on Thursday morning.
A 16 year-old boy has been charged with murdering and raping the 14 year-old girl.
She was found in the city's West Park just before 7am with serious injuries.
A post-mortem examination concluded she died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Viktorija’s family have today paid tribute to their loved one:
“Viktorija was like a little angel, she made our lives so colourful and full of meaning.
“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.”
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 is continued.
The 16-year-old from Wolverhampton who was arrested on Friday (13 April) is due to appear at Dudley Magistrates Court.