The heartbroken boyfriend of a mother-of-two whose body was found on the M20 during rush hour has said he is in "mourning" and struggling to come to terms with her death.
The body of Dominique Worrall, 32, was found on the London-bound carriageway near Ashford at roughly 6pm on Tuesday.
It is understood her body may have been struck several times by passing vehicles , including lorries, with drivers unaware of what it was.
Her death is being treated as unexplained.
Her boyfriend Terry Dunne told The Sun: "I’m just in mourning. It’s tragic what happened to her and difficult to come to terms with."
A man handed himself into police on Wednesday and was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has since been released on bail.
Her death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Dominique, described as a "happy go-lucky" woman who adored her two children, lived at Camber Sands, East Sussex.
One pal, who did not wish to be named, said today: "She loved her kids, we used to do days out with her and them and it was wonderful.
“She was all over them and such an attentive, brilliant mum.
“I have had people ringing me up all day who had only met her a few times saying she was so beautiful and such a wonderful person.”
She added that Dominique had an “infectious giggle”.
“She was sporty as well and liked a challenge. She was doing boxing and planned to do a tournament," said the friend.
“[She] loved healthy foods and eating. She liked going to boat parties and the beach and loved being around her girlfriends having a good time.
“To be honest she was just a brilliant friend, if I had any problems she would comfort me and help me out.
“She would go out of her way to help people, she was so full of life.
"I will miss her so much.”
A post-mortem was expected to take place at midday on Friday.
The mum was tragically pronounced dead at the scene after her body was reported to officers on the motorway’s London-bound carriageway.
Tributes have also been paid to her on social media following her death.
A pal called Jai Horan said: “RIP Dominique Worrall I’m absolutely shocked & devastated over what’s happened.
“The last times saw each other was at secondary school but we always remained in touch through Facebook (sic).
“My thoughts are with your family but most importantly with your beautiful baby girls. Taken far too soon, sleep tight babe.”
Meanwhile, Max Joseph Carr said: “Yet more terrible news. RIP Dominique Worrall. Very sad to hear the news.
“Love to all your nearest and dearest.”
Police closed off the motorway at Ashford after Dominique was found.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate joined forces with the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit to work on the case.
Officers put out an appeal on Wednesday to trace a Nissan Qashqai. But they later confirmed they had traced the vehicle after a man came forward to police.
The man was questioned by officers after being formally arrested on suspicion of murder, but has now been released on bail until March 15.
Police said a number of people have come forward with dashcam footage from the motorway on the night the mum’s body was discovered.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vickery of Kent Police said: "I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information and dashcam footage – the support has been invaluable to our investigation.
"Anyone who has not yet spoken to police and may have seen a silver Nissan Qashqai with registration number KY15 WWX on the M20 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018 is asked to get in contact.
- Police are asking anyone who witnessed anything unusual in the area of the carriageway or who has information that could assist the investigation to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting reference 20-0913.
- Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org