English teenage model and girlfriend of Blackburn Rovers star Benni McCarthy, Amyleigh Barnes, was found murdered in her flat in Bolton. The Police sources have described it as a ‘domestic incident’.
Amy had just recently moved into her own flat with her parents.
One friend said: “Amy Leigh was the life and soul of the party. She was very popular and loved going out night after night. She knew loads of footballers and went on dates with them.”
Barnes knew a lot of Premiership players and had a relationship with some of them. She was an aspiring model and had done photo shoots for Playboy and Cosmopolitan magazines. She was also a finalist at the Miss British Isles modeling competition and the ‘Model of the Year’ contest in 2007. Amy attended Lords Independent School in Bolton and then went on to study arts at Pendleton College in Salford.
Her family have spoken of the murder.
“We, as a family, are absolutely distraught and destroyed more than words can say. Words cannot express the pain we are in. he was the most beautiful princess. We will not rest until justice has been done for our gorgeous daughter. Amy was a very special person and much loved by her friends and family, of which she had many.”
A man, 21 years old, has been arrested from West Midlands in relation with the murder. Check out her modeling and Facebook profiles.