THE family of Eve Cullen, who lived in Hollywood, near Redditch, has paid tribute to the caring mother of three.

Mrs Cullen, who was 52, was reported missing on July 17. Sadly she was found dead in Hollywood, on Saturday, August 9.

She grew up in the Birmingham area and had been married to husband Peter for 23 years. The couple lived in the Kings Norton area for about 19 years, before moving to Hollywood just under five years ago.

Mr Cullen, and their three children, Laura, aged 20, and 15-year-old twins Charlotte and James, have issued a statement.

“Eve was a very caring person and was very family orientated. She was committed to being the centre of our family and always put us first.

“We have three greyhounds and Eve loved them too. A lot of people would know her from walking the dogs. She was quite outgoing and would always stop and have a chat with people, especially the elderly.

“She was clearly quite well known. We have had piles of cards from people offering their condolences.

“We miss her enormously. It does not seem real that she has gone and we are all still trying to come to terms with the fact that she is not here anymore.”

Mrs Cullen's death is not being treated as suspicious. An inquest will take place in January 2015.