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‘This is Maisie’s legacy’: Family’s fundraising page for missing teenager tragically found dead

The family of a teenage girl who was found dead after going missing has launched a fundraising page to “give her the send off she deserves.”

As previously reported, Maisie Cousin-Stirk, 16 went missing from her home on June 19.

Officers made the discovery of her body while searching in Misterton close to the border with Lincolnshire at around 5am on Tuesday, June 20.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We’re not treating the death as suspicious.”

Her cousin Laura Williams, who created the fundraising page, said: “Even in such a short amount of time, we as a family have received so much support.

“Many people are asking what they can do to help, and we have had some offers of donations from people wanting to make a contribution.

“Any money kindly donated will likely be used to help fund the send off Maisie deserves, or to create a memorial garden for Maisie, so her family and friends always have somewhere special and peaceful to go and reconnect with her.

“I know Maisie’s mum, dad and siblings especially are overwhelmed with the outpouring of sympathy and grief shared throughout the community and beyond.

“Maisie truly was a special girl, and we are now seeing even more how much she meant to so many people.

“This angel is working her magic already, bringing other people together, and giving people who are struggling a renewed determination to fight.

“This is Maisie’s legacy.”

Anyone wishing to donate money towards the page should click here.