Tributes continue to pour in for two students found dead in Chester within the space of two days.
The University of Chester was left ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ following the death of Graphic Design student Enya McDonnell, 18, and April Fox, 38, a second-year Biomedical Sciences student.
Enya died suddenly at the Sumner House hall of residence on Delamere Street on Saturday (October 22) while April was found dead at her private accommodation in the city last Friday (October 21).
Books of condolence are being organised, candles have been lit in the university chapel and the students' friends are planning appropriate memorials to them both.
Dr Sohail Mushtaq, a senior lecturer in nutritional biochemistry at the university, posted this tribute to April on Twitter:
Further tributes have since poured in through the Chester Chronicle ’s social media pages.
Maxine Warren, writing on our Facebook page, said she ‘feels for their families and friends’.
Maxine added: “This is so sad. Many younger people do die of natural causes every year.
“It is just really sad the both were at the same university and the deaths were so close together.”
Dave Wilcockson wrote: “We’re not used to things like this in our city. So very sad. Deepest sympathy to all concerned.”
Kev Houston added: “So terribly sad R.I.P girls x. Condolences to the girl’s family and friends x.”
Danielle Ellison said: “Terribly sad. Thoughts and prayers to their families xx.”
Leanne Elve sent her ‘deepest condolences to the relatives’ of both students.
She added: “I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of these two students. Rip.”
Patricia Smith said: “RIP now angels in the sky. God bless XX.”
Ant Hughes wrote: “The uni has lost two great people.”
Cheshire Police has confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances and there is no link between the two deaths, which are both believed to be a result of natural causes.
It has been confirmed the students were not originally from the North West or North Wales.
Two flags are flying at half-mast at the university’s Parkgate Road campus.
The University's sports teams held a minute’s silence before their games this afternoon (October 26) as a mark of respect for the two students.