A WOMAN found dead at her Southsea flat has been described by friends and family as beautiful and kind.
Hundreds of tributes have been paid on social media sites to 28-year-old Sasha Barber.
Police officers were called to a flat in Clarendon Road, Southsea, at 10.30am on Saturday.
Sasha was found dead by a 20-year-old man, thought to be her housemate, who was arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge.
She had not lived at the flat long and it is thought she had been at the address for less than a month.
Tributes to Sasha and messages of support for her family appeared across social media sites.
RoKii Shop tweeted: ‘Thoughts and prayers go to Sasha Barber, her family and all her friends who are feeling the sad loss of a beautiful Portsmouth girl. RIP. x’
Samantha B tweeted: ‘Rest in peace to the beautiful Sasha Barber. I can’t believe it.
‘You were a pleasure to work with and to know. You will always be remembered.’
Sasha was a former pupil at St Luke’s CofE School, in Southsea, which is now Charter Academy.
She had worked for several years at the Spinnaker Tower and was well-known in the local area.
Hundreds of Sasha’s friend posted on her Facebook wall. Their tributes all described her as loving, fun, wonderful, kind and beautiful.
One friend posted: ‘You were one of the most lively, friendly and fun people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I can’t believe what has happened. You will be missed more than words can describe. RIP beautiful lady xxx’
Another said: ‘You were such a lovely person and always smiling. RIP taken too soon, my love goes out to your mum and your family.’
Hampshire police said circumstances surrounding the death are unclear and officers are investigating.
The death is not being treated as suspicious, and is being classed as sudden death.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Police will not be in a position to confirm the woman’s name until all formal identification procedures are completed.
‘A post-mortem examination will be held to help establish the exact cause of death.’