Tributes have been paid to the Red Cross worker, Angela Hoyt, 34, who was murdered last week.
Hoyt, who was a public affairs and communications adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, was found dead at her Hatfield home on Tuesday 24 May. Her former boyfriend, Martin Collett, who was wanted in connection with the death, was found dead near Hatfield railway station on Friday 27 May. The police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Hoyt, originally from Ontario, Canada, had worked for the Red Cross since February 2008. Prior to her death she had completed a three month placement in Islamabad, Pakistan for the charity.
Her family and co-workers have expressed their horror and devastation at the news.
"Angela was a very ambitious and driven girl. She had a passion for Human Rights and wanted to use her work to help improve the lives of those less fortunate. She had strong opinions and convictions," said a statement from her family. "Her niece and nephew were a great source of pride and she was an awesome aunt to them. She always picked up very thoughtful treasures for them on her travels. She was very close to her parents and twin sister."
Colleagues at the Red Cross have also paid tribute:
"Angela was full of life, a sparkling member of a close knit team who was never scared to voice an opinion and passionate about the humanitarian work that she pursued so well," said Geoff Loane, Head of Mission at the International Committee of the Red Cross in London. "Her dedication to the Red Cross, first in Canada, then in London and briefly Pakistan, was inspirational. We are devastated by this news."
Sir Nick Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, said: "Angela was a passionate, committed and hugely popular member of the Red Cross family, her enthusiasm and dedication rubbed off on everyone who knew her.
"Angela's death is a huge blow to us both personally and professionally, our condolences go out to her family, friends and colleagues. Our lives have all been richer for having known her."
Charity Insight joins with Hoyt's colleagues at the Red Cross in expressing our deepest condolences and sending our prayers to her mother, father, identical twin sister Ami and wider family and friends.