MYSTERY surrounds the death of a young woman who was found dead in Upton on Severn in 2019 after a night out. 

An investigation into the unexplained death of Sarah Hopkins has been concluded, West Mercia detectives have confirmed. 

The Crown Prosecution Service have determined that no further action will be taken in relation to the death of Sarah Hopkins and a coroner’s court recorded an open verdict into her death in January 2021.

The 25 year old, described as “popular and friendly,” was found behind Upton Fire Station after going to the pub with friends.

On the evening of November 15 2019, Miss Hopkins checked in on Facebook at the Drum and Monkey pub in Upton with the comment: "Caz and Gordy cheering me up after a s*** week, I have the best friends.”

Her body was found the following morning, and tributes were laid by friends, family and Upton residents.

Police carried out a fingertip search of the area behind the fire station on the morning of November 18 2019. 

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but was released. 

Hanley Castle High School headteacher Lindsey Cooke said the school community was “devastated” that the former student had died “in such tragic circumstances”.

“Our hearts go out to her family and friends at this most difficult of times,” she continued.

“Sarah was a popular and friendly student who is remembered fondly by her teachers and classmates. “The school stands ready to provide whatever support it can to all those affected in the coming days and weeks,” added Mrs Cooke.