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BDP remembers ‘bright, young, enthusiastic’ Joanna Yeates

BDP Bristol chair Keith Pavey will deliver a tribute this morning (4 January) in honour of murdered landscape architect Joanna Yeates

Staff at the AJ100 practice’s Bristol office returned to work today for the first time since learning of the 25-year-old’s murder. Yeates, a BDP employee, went missing on 17 December and her body was found on Christmas Eve.

Pavey, who is meeting with counsellors to discuss the loss, described Yeates as a ‘very fine young professional person’ and a ‘good designer’.

He added: ‘She was very conscientious, very professional in everything she did – an excellent team player and a true asset to the office.

‘She had a great career in front of her.’

A recently qualified landscape designer, Yeates had studied at Writtle College in Essex and with BDP’s support completed her diploma at the University of Winchester.

BDP chair Peter Drummond said her murder was ‘deeply, deeply sad’ and added: ‘She was a bright, young, enthusiastic talent.’

Police are seeking information about a light-coloured 4x4 seen in the area where she was found at the edge of Longwood Lane in Bristol, three miles from her home.

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