Emotional tributes have been paid to a woman who was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in the Lapland region of Finland.
Rebecca Johnson, 26, who was working as a Santa Safari tour company worker, was killed on Saturday in the village of Kuttanen, near the border with Sweden.
And now residents of Rebecca’s hometown of Burntisland, Fife, have paid heartfelt tributes to her on social media.
It is believed that Rebecca may have been killed by her 36-year-old partner after an argument at the couple’s accommodation in the remote village.
The man, originally from the Czech Republic, fled into the area’s wilderness with his dogs.
But he was found suffering from hypothermia after a search by Finnish police and the country’s border guard.
Rebecca, a keen lover of dogs, was a popular figure in her hometown and her death has devastated both residents and friends.
Tributes have been paid to her on social media since she was named locally today as the victim of the murder.
Dave Deans said: “RIP Rebecca Johnson, our thoughts are with your family. You will be sadly missed by everyone that has met you.
“This is a great loss. From all your four legged family.”
David Perry commented: “Horrible news, thoughts are with her family.
“I hope if the funeral is back home that it is made public knowledge so that the people that went through school with Becky can pay our respects.
“Such a nice girl.”
Louise McLean posted: “RIP Becky. Thinking of Vicky and the whole family.
Mhairi Webster said: “Words fail me once again, thoughts go out to family and friends of Rebecca. RIP.”
The killer was treated at the Central Hospital of Lapland for hypothermia before being released on Sunday.
He has been kept in police custody since then.
Today is a national holiday in Finland as the country celebrates its independence day.