THE heartbroken fiancée of Karl Law has told how their son will endure Christmas without him after he was found dead more than three weeks after he disappeared.
Amanda Collins, 30, of St Anne’s Grove, Fareham, said the death of the dad of one has left a hole in the family with Lenny, three, now without his father in his life.
‘Home will no longer feel like home – a huge part will be missing in our family unit,’ Amanda told The News.
‘Although so special for our Lenny, Christmas is going to be so hard.
‘We had our first holiday as a family in May to Lanzarote and those memories are irreplaceable and so precious.
‘May Karl live on in his gorgeous boy who he absolutely adored.
‘I feel completely heartbroken and I can’t believe our eight-year strong relationship has ended in this way.’
Karl was in a group of 13 in the Czech capital celebrating his 41-year-old cousin Lee Cross’ stag do with his brother Craig Law, 30.
Family and friends had been working in shifts to remain in Prague scouring the streets after Karl disappeared.
Amanda added: ‘We are so lucky to have such an amazing network of friends and family.’
More than 15,000 joined a Facebook page supporting Karl’s family and friends.
News of Karl’s death came after Czech police had announced a body had been found in the Vltava river.
After the discovery on Sunday Karl’s relatives were initially confident from the clothing that it was not him.
But Amanda has since confirmed it was Karl. His mother Sue Law was in the city when his body was found.
Back home in Fareham, friends have paid tribute.
Former school pal Geoff Hoar, 35, knew Karl for more than 20 years.
He said: ‘There’s a cloud over Fareham. He was a top bloke, a friendly person with not a bad word to say.
‘There’s a lot of broken hearts – everyone is mourning the loss of a top man.’
Questions are still being asked about what happened after Karl vanished on Saturday, November 15.
Members of the stag do were on a night out when they split as some headed to the Maxim Bar in Old Town Square. It was about 3am on Sunday when the group in the bar returned to their hotel that they realised their relative was missing.
Danny Ingram, 32, a builder, of Poyner Close, Fareham, lived next door to Karl in Longfield Avenue, Fareham, from the age of six until 19 and worked with him.
He said: ‘Everyone is devastated. He was well known in the area. Everyone knew him and everyone is in a state of shock at the moment.
‘I have known Karl for 26 years. He was a good lad. It is strange. We need answers definitely.
‘There was no reason for anything to happen. That’s why we need answers. It is crazy. I can’t work it out.
‘He was into the family life. He loved his little boy.
‘We need answers from the Czech police.’
Lisa Fletcher, who organised a several fundraisers for the search, said: ‘Such a devastating outcome for all involved as everyone was so determined and positive.
‘I take my hat off to everyone mostly Craig, and all of his family, Craig promised he would not leave his side and he kept his promise.
‘I’m very proud to have known Karl, and very proud of Fareham, and I just wish the outcome could have been different.
‘He was a truly amazing guy and my thoughts are with his family.’
A post mortem was due to take place yesterday. Czech police had said Karl was spotted on November 17 but that he appeared ‘intoxicated and confused’ as he had been drinking and allegedly taking drugs.
His fiancée Amanda said he did not take illegal drugs.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: ‘We can confirm the death of a British national who was reported missing in Prague and we are in touch with the local authorities.
‘We are in close contact with the family and are providing consular assistance at this difficult time.’