Found Dead 25th August 2016.

Shana Grice (19) was found dead on 25th August 2016 at her home in Portslade, near Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

Michael Lane (27) of Thornhill Rise, Portslade, was charged with her murder on 2nd September.

Ms Grice’s parents referred to her as a “kind thoughtful, caring daughter”. Sharon Grice and Richard Green, from Hove, described her as “our beautiful girl… who always thought of others”.

Shana Grice worked in the accounts department of Palmer and Harvey, a company in Hove. The alarm was raised after she failed to turn up for work. Director Brian Hurley said everyone was “extremely shocked and saddened” to hear of her death. He added “Whilst Shana only worked with us for a few months, she was a very well-liked and popular member of the Palmer and Harvey family.”

Sussex Police reported that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had been notified of Ms Grice’s death as police had previously had contact with Ms Grice and “other people”. There have been reports that, prior to her death, someone may have been stalking Ms Grice.

Note: This report was drawn from reports in the Argus and the BBC.

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