A shock at the University of Kent, Poland, was caused by the death of a British student who was batter round the head with a heavy object. She has been described as "exceptionally talented" and popular by the staff of the university.
Catherine Zaks, 21, studied at reading history and philosophy of art faculty of the university when her body was found at railway embankment in Krakow. Local officers said that British policed assisted them in the investigation.
Dr Grant Pooke, head of history and philosophy of art at the University of Kent, said: "We are in shock here within the School of Arts. Kate was an exceptionally talented and well-liked student in her second year taking a BA Hons degree. She had developed a real gift for journalism and writing, having completed an arts review while in Poland. Our thoughts are with Kate's family and friends."
The girl lived in Canterbury and had two nationalities – British and Polish. Before girl’s death a picture of herself was posed on a blog. She appeared to hold a fake pistol against her head. On her Facebook page she mentioned that she loved "to rock" and loved her horses, adding: "I love my life!"
Girl’s body was found at 5am Saturday. The evening before she called her parents and told them that she was going to meet somebody. Her parents immediately flew to Poland when they heard of her death.
Katarvyna Cislo, Krakow police spokeswoman, said: "She had been hit by a hard object on the head. It caused her death."
A 30-year-old local man was questioned being a suspect in the crime but then released as he was not thought to have been involved.