Woman arrested after discovery of Bath student's body in burning car
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of former Bath student Catherine Wells-Burr.
The 23-year-old, who graduated from Bath Spa University, was discovered in her burning car in a lane on the A358 in Somerset.
Avon and Somerset detectives say the woman was arrested last night on suspicion of murder and currently remains in police custody.
Two men who were also arrested have been released without charge.
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A passer-by raised the alarm when Catherine's red Ford Focus was spotted on fire in Ashhill, near Illminster shortly before 6.30am on Wednesday.
Today Catherine's family, from Chard in Somerset, released a picture of her following her graduation from Bath Spa University.
Her family also released a statement outlining how happy she had been and remembering her as an "amazing, special person."
It said: "We have lost our beautiful Catherine; she was full of character, she was caring, loving, and had a bubbly personality. She had a wonderful sense of humour, and was an amazing, special person.
"Catherine had achieved so much in her short life and had worked so hard to gain her Bachelor of Honours in Business Management, gaining a 1st class degree from Bath Spa University.
"She was so happy starting her life with (her boyfriend) Rafal and excited about their future together.
"We would like to express thanks for all the messages of sympathy and support, we have found some comfort in all the kind and thoughtful words that have been said about Catherine and in knowing how well she was loved.
"We have found this hard to understand why someone would have done this to her. There are no words to express how we feel about what has happened to her early on Wednesday morning. We desperately need to know why?"
Her employer Numatic added: "Catherine was a valued employee who worked with us in manufacturing during her university holidays and after graduation as a full time employee. She moved to our IS department last year to further her career as business analyst.
"We are all shocked and saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Catherine's family and all those affected."
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Crisp, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: "A post mortem will begin today to try and identify how Catherine died.
"We still need information from members of the public and those people who knew Catherine or knew of her. It is imperative we get a full picture of her life and you may have information that could help."
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