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Service will be held for Kelvin

Published: 13 Mar 2012 19:001 comment

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular teenager with a "cheeky smile" who was found dead in a Whitley woodland.

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular teenager with a "cheeky smile" who was found dead in a Whitley woodland.

Heartfelt messages and flowers have been left at The Cowsey, off Hartland Road, where the body of 17-year-old Kelvin Lee was found last Wednesday evening.

Friends and family of Kelvin have contacted The Chronicle to express their shock over the teenager's death.

Paula Chapman, Kelvin's aunt, said: "RIP Kelvin - you will be sadly missed by your family, such a tragedy. You will be forever in our hearts nephew."

Another reader, who wanted to just be known as Emma, wrote: "I'll always remember you and your cheeky little smile. You were too young to go but now you are up in heaven at peace."

Hundreds have also been taking to Facebook and Twitter to share their memories of the former John Madejski Academy student.

More than 1,000 people have logged on to video-sharing website, YouTube, to watch tributes uploaded by his friends - comprising of photographs of Kelvin, together with messages and music.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday at St Agnes' Church in Whitley's Northumberland Avenue from 5-7pm, where guests are invited to wear bright colours to celebrate Kelvin's life.

Police are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious, and spokesman, Craig Evry, said: "Police were called on Wednesday afternoon because of fears for the welfare of a young man and officers carried out a search of the area.

"They located the body of a 17-year-old in The Cowsey in Whitley at 5.15pm and officers and paramedics carried out CPR at the scene."

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