A tribute was paid to Rachel Jackson, whose body was found by police after she went missing on Friday night.
Ms Jackson, 38, from Didsbury, was last seen around 7pm on Friday in the Wadham Road area of Avenham in Preston.
She had traveled from Manchester to visit friends in Preston and had spent the evening with them before saying she had to catch some air and go out for ten minutes. She never returned.
Friends had previously said that after leaving the property, she did not return and gave no indication of where she was going before leaving.
A description of Rachel was released at the time she went missing and she was described as white, between 5ft 6″ and 5ft 7″ tall, of slim build and with blonde dreadlocks.
She was last seen in a multicolored ski jacket, brightly colored Pokemon jeans with black swirls, and orange sneakers.
She also carried a pastel Barcelona shoulder bag and a vintage purple Raleigh bike.
In addition to ties to Preston and Manchester, Rachel also has ties to Blackpool.
Lancashire Police have now confirmed the body of a woman has been found in Avenham Park.
Rachel’s sister, Sarah Jackson, paid tribute to her in a post on a Go Fund Me page to raise money for a “beautiful, colorful, Rachel-like farewell.”
Sarah said: “Yesterday the unthinkable happened and after a horrible day of searching the news came that my precious beautiful sister has been found dead.
“I never thought I would have to do this, but we need to raise funds to give her the most beautiful, colorful and Rachel-like farewell ever.
“She was a radiant sunshine who brought unconditional love, joy and beauty into the life of every single person she met.
“I’ve never met anyone who loved so purely and deeply, never with the compassion and empathy that she had.
“She was one in a million and our family was broken because she lost the beautiful rainbow in our sky.
“Our lives will never be the same and the pain is so deep and raw but your donations will at least ease the financial struggles for the funeral and memorial.
“I know Rachel’s pure love, madness and beauty has touched her entire life: please donate whatever you can in memory of this precious, unique soul.”
A statement from the force said: “Today (Saturday 1 April) police found the body of a woman in Avenham Park. Although she has not yet been officially identified, it is believed to be Rachel. Her next of kin have been informed.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be forwarded to HM Coroner. Our thoughts are with Rachel’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.’
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