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Milda Okunyte RIP: Police appeal to piece together Preston student’s final movements

Posted on - 27th March, 2015 - 11:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Lea, News, Preston City Centre, UCLan
Milda had many friends in Preston where she studied

Milda had many friends in Preston where she studied

Tributes have been paid to a Preston student who died following a collision in Preston New Road.

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Milda Okuynte, 20, was studying at the University of Central Lancashire and police are trying to trace her final movements.

Friends of Milda, who was from Lithuania, gathered outside on Friargate during Thursday evening to perform circus moves in tribute to the student.

Katie Ryan posted on Milda’s Facebook page: “My beautiful soul sister! So wise and talented! Was a privilege to know you, even for such a short time, you taught me so much! You said when we sang we were flying! I want to fly with you again my goddess friend! Wish you were here with us all! Your spirit is a guiding light to us all! Our little community here in preston will never be the same having known you!”

Joseph posted on Blog Preston to say: “RIP Milda, your beautiful spirit will live on.”

Milda was last seen at 3pm on Tuesday 24 March in the city centre.

She was next found at around 10.50pm when police were called to reports of a woman found lying in Preston New Road near Clifton.

Milda was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she sadly later died.

Sergeant Sean Cunningham of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a young woman has sadly passed away and specialist officers are supporting her family at this difficult time.

“I’d like to thank those who have already come forward but we would still like to speak to anyone with information about the incident.

“Similarly, we are keen to piece together the final movements of Milda and how she came to be on Preston New Road. Did you see a young woman matching her description in the area on Tuesday? Any information you have could help us with our enquiries.”

Milda is white, approximately 5’10” and of slim build with long dark hair that would come to the middle of her back and appears to have feathers woven into it.

She was wearing black Nike trainers, jeans and a grey hooded top.

A 26-year-old man from Lytham St Annes has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and has been bailed until May 29.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1379 of March 24th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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