A 23-year-old woman has been found dead while reportedly on a ‘romantic getaway’ at a luxury lakeside retreat.
Hollie Connis, from Wirral, Merseyside, was understood to have been on a trip with a male friend at the Glan y Gro Lakeside Suites in, Bala, North Wales
North Wales Police were called to the scene at 5.30am this mornning.
They said said the cause of her death is currently unknown and a man is helping them with their investigations, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Rob Moore, owner of the Welsh retreat, said he was woken by a fire alarm at around 5am before finding a young man “in a complete state”, having “set off the fire alarm in desperation”.
Mr Moore told the Daily Post said: “I hadn’t met the couple as they arrived late, but the man was known to us as his mother had stayed with us before.
“I think they came here for a romantic getaway, my daughter checked them in and my wife saw them during the early hours of New Year’s Day and said they were laughing and joking and in high spirits.”
Hollie’s nan paid tribute to her granddaughter on Facebook, saying: “What a day my gorgeous Granddaughter passed away today.
“People who know me know for a long time my gorgeous granddaughter lived with me, what can I say Hollie Pops my heart is broken in 2.
“No words to say how all our family are heartbroken.
“Hope you are at peace my lovely granddaughter.
“Nanny Maz. Until we meet again. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
Police officers sealed off the area around the retreat and forensics teams carried out investigations for several hours yesterday morning.
Temporary superintendent Neil Harrison, from North Wales Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with the woman’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“A young man is currently helping us with our enquiries. However, a forensic postmortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow to determine the precise cause of death, and the coroner has been informed.”
Local councillor Alan Jones Evans said: “Our hearts go out for the family having this tragic news so early in the year. It doesn’t get much worse does it?”Somebody is receiving terrible news today on what should be a happy time for celebrations.
“I think the news is breaking slowly through the community and there is shock and alarm.”