FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to Acocks Green teenager Chloe Shaw, who was discovered dead in a local park last week.
The 17-year-old was found hanged in Langley Hall Park on Wednesday morning. Police have said that they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Chloe was a student at Birmingham Theatre School and friends have said that she had a promising future as an actress.
Before leaving to pursue her interest in theatre, she was a pupil at nearby Langley School.
A spokesman said: “Chloe was an outstanding student. She was popular with all her peers and well liked by all staff.
“The school is deeply saddened by this tragic news and our thoughts and condolences are very much with her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Friends, family and former classmates have left tributes at the scene and also posted on social-networking website Facebook.
Dawn Sabine Allen, apparently one of the passers-by who had tried to save Chloe, was among those to post a message. She wrote: “I give all my love to your family and friends and can see you will be truly missed.”
Chloe’s uncle, Karl Shaw, replied to the message - thanking Dawn on behalf of the family.
Mark Lee wrote: “Today has shown me how popular and loved Chloe was and still is, the star that she was will now only get brighter.”
An inquest into Chloe’s death was opened at Birmingham Coroner’s Court on Wednesday. Deputy Coroner Sally Scanlon adjourned the proceedings to a date to be fixed.