A north-east father has said he is still coming to terms with losing his “lovely and special daughter”.
Arlene Mant, 23, was discovered dead in her bed following a night out with friends. Miss Mant, who lived on King Street, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 14, and it is thought her death could be related to the condition.
Her father Ralph said: “She came home after socialising with work friends but never woke up after going to bed. We have all been devastated by what happened.
“She was type 1 diabetic but I still don’t know exactly how Arlene died, but we think this played a part.
“I remember Arlene told me when she had diabetes that she didn’t know people died from the condition.”
The former St Machar Academy pupil worked in Sainsbury’s stores across the city and had been training towards a duty manager role throughout the year.
She was found after colleagues raised the alarm when she did not show up to work.
“Arlene loved her job and I was delighted when Sainsbury’s recognised her potential,” said Mr Mant.
“She always loved attending a variety of events and was very keen on developing herself and making the most of her abilities.
“She was a lovely and special daughter and I couldn’t have had anyone better than her. She was the perfect daughter and I will always love her. We are still coming to terms with what happened.”
Miss Mant died on September 13 and tests are ongoing to determine the cause of her death.