'We are devastated' - Father of American artist found strangled in Florence apartment expresses family's grief
Published 13/01/2016 | 21:34
The father of an American woman found dead over the weekend in her Florence apartment has expressed the family's grief and asked for privacy.
Walter Olsen, the father of 35-year-old Ashley Olsen, said in a statement: "We are devastated that our precious Ashley has passed away resulting from a horrible and senseless crime."
He described his daughter as "a beautiful and creative young woman, with a happy, exuberant and generous soul", adding: "We are heartbroken she was taken from us."
He asked that the family be left to grieve in peace and expressed "faith that the perpetrator will be found and sentenced".
A post-mortem has determined that the woman was strangled. No suspect has been identified.