“You are now God’s butterfly, spread your wings and be free.”
The heartfelt tributes continue to pour in for Marnie Lee Cave, identified as the woman found dead under the Bega River bridge at Tathra last Wednesday.
Her untimely death remains the subject of a police inquiry and a post-mortem examination was expected to be completed by Monday hoping to shed light on the mysterious circumstances.
However, while detectives pursue all angles in a case they are treating as suspicious, Marnie Lee's family can take some comfort from the numerous messages of love and support flowing from this community.
Within an hour of her name being released by police on Saturday afternoon, a Facebook tribute page had been created and condolences have been posted regularly ever since.
Among them is the beautiful one above, alluding to Marnie Lee's silver butterfly pendant, which was used by police in a public appeal on Thursday to help uncover her identity.
“Marnie you have been taken from us way too soon. You were this little ray of light that made your presence known to all. You will be sadly missed. You are now God’s butterfly, spread your wings and be free. You will be forever in our hearts.”
Another wrote “whenever I see a butterfly I will always think of you and you will always be in my heart forever more.”
Many referred to Marnie Lee's “kind soul”, big smile and “bubbly personality”.
Other tributes wished her peace among the angels.
“May the angels keep you safe till we meet again,” wrote one.
“This is just too sad, RIP beautiful girl. You were always gorgeous whenever I saw you. Thanks for your smiles and hugs. May the angels carry you now,” said another.
There were also several messages calling on those either responsible for her death or who know information about it that may help police to come forward so the family can also find some peace.
“It truly is sad. I hope that whoever has done this comes forward. The family deserves the truth for their special girl.”
Marnie Lee murdered say police
Marnie Lee Cave was murdered say police investigating her death.
The body of Ms Cave, 26, from Bega, was found under the Mogareeka bridge on Tathra-Bermagui Road at Tathra on Wednesday morning.
Investigators from Far South Coast Local Area Command and detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad are awaiting post-mortem results as they continue their investigations.
Far South Coast crime manager Detective Inspector Kevin McNeil said they were treating it as a murder case and again appealed to the public to come forward with information.
“If anyone saw her from Tuesday [October 13] lunchtime onwards, they should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” Detective Inspector McNeil said.
“She was last seen in Bega about that time.”
- Anyone with information should contact Bega Police Station on 6492 9999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Reports can also be made anonymously via the Crime Stoppers reporting page by clicking here.