Tributes paid to “such a special daughter, auntie, and sister” following the death of a 37 year-old woman in Waterlooville.
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The family of 37 year-old Joanna Derkacz have paid tribute to “such a special daughter, auntie, and sister” after her body was found at a house in Waterlooville last week.
We were called at 11:30am on Thursday 28 December to a report that Joanna’s body had been located inside a house on Nevinson Way in Waterlooville.
Our investigation is ongoing to establish what happened.
Due to previous police contact in the weeks before Joanna’s death, we made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who have informed us they are conducting an independent investigation into the prior police contact.
Today (Wednesday 3 January) Joanna’s sister, on behalf of her family, has released the attached image and following tribute:
“To my lovely sister.
“If flowers grow in heaven.
On land that’s wild and free. Lord, place some in my sister’s arms. And tell her they’re from me
“Please tell her that we love her. And miss her every day. And tell her there’s still so much to say.
“Remembering her is easy. She’s in everything we do. We miss her so much every day. But we know she’s safe with You.
“If tears could build a stairway. Made from all the pain. I would walk right up to heaven. And bring her back again.
“Lord, please take care of her. And i hope she will see. That she was such a special daughter, auntie, and sister to me.