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Family pay tribute to care worker from Harlesden found dead in Acton hostel

PUBLISHED: 10:54 03 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 03 August 2015

The university graduate was found dead at her place of work in Acton last week

The university graduate was found dead at her place of work in Acton last week

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The family of a care worker from Harlesden who was killed while at work in a hostel in Acton have told of their devastation.

Jenny Foote on her graduation dayJenny Foote on her graduation day

Jenny Foote, 38, of Craven Park, Harlesden, was found dead at a supported living service for vulnerable people where she worked last Monday morning.

The university graduate had been working a nightshift.

Her body was found at 6.40am by officers responding to reports of a woman with injuries.

In statement the family said: “We were devastated to hear of the tragic death of our daughter, sister and cousin, Jenny Ann-Marie Foote. Jenny was a loving and caring person who always saw the good in people. As a young woman Jenny was a creative individual with a love of fine art and she had the ability to see the beauty in everyone.

Jenny Foote as a youngsterJenny Foote as a youngster

“It comes as a shock to find that someone like Jenny could be killed in such horrific circumstances for doing the job she loved, caring for vulnerable people. Jenny was aware of the risks in her chosen occupation, nonetheless she carried out her work with dedication, compassion, love and understanding for those less fortunate then herself.

“Jenny always greeted you with a smile and had a calming and placid nature about her. She was loved by all her family and friends and her absence will be like a hole in our hearts.

“During this time of sadness we would like our privacy to mourn her death and respectfully request that we are given that time to reflect and remember the wonderful and beautiful person that she was, without any further intrusion.”

A man has appeared in court charged with her murder.

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