Body of Blessing Olusegun found at Sussex beach

The body of a 21-year-old woman was found at a beach.

Blessing Olusegun, from Middle Park Avenue, was discovered in Bexhill on Friday.

Her death is being treated as unexplained though not suspicious.

A post mortem has taken place but the cause of death is yet to be established.

A fundraiser has been launched to raise funds for Blessing’s burial.

So far, £1,336 has been raised, with a target of £7,000.

Organiser Christiana Sofolabo said that Blessing was in Bexhill working on a one-week placement as a live-in caregiver for the elderly.

It is understood that she went for a walk along the beach and never returned to the care home.

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Following an inconclusive post mortem, the friends and family of Blessing are seeking a full explanation of her death.

They are also calling for CCTV cameras to be installed at the beach and in other local areas so assist future investigations.

Christiana wrote: “We want to help raise awareness for CCTV cameras to be made available at the beach and in every local area, so investigations can be done properly.

“We are planning a march to Parliament. Let’s make noise. We can’t allow our beautiful black African women to die in vain.

“We would like to thank everyone in advance, for helping us fund this campaign. As you can tell Blessing means so much to us, her friends and family who love Blessing.

“Her name is Blessing for a reason. She shined so much light into all our lives, she was the most kind, loyal, beautiful, amazing, god-fearing, enigmatic young woman we ever had a pleasure to be around.

“She cared for us a lot. We love you Blessing Ayomide Adetutu Olusegun. We love you so much. Our angel. Rest in perfect angelic peace”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “At 6.20am on Friday September 18 the body of a woman was found lying on the beach at Bexhill near Galley Hill.

“The body was identified as that of Blessing Olusegun, 21, of Middle Park Avenue, London.

“Police have been investigating the circumstances and the death is being treated as unexplained though not suspicious at this stage.

“A post mortem took place on September 24 and further forensic tests are being carried out in order for the cause of death to be established.

“Police enquiries are continuing in liaison with the Coroners Officer.”

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