Much-loved: Rhiana is pictured here with one of her many friends. This is one of more than 40 photographs that have been posted on the Internet as a tribute to the teenager.
*Photos supplied
Much-loved: Rhiana is pictured here with one of her many friends. This is one of more than 40 photographs that have been posted on the Internet as a tribute to the teenager. *Photos supplied
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Alongside the glowing tribute to her daughter, Julieann Moore issued a formal statement of thanks to the people of Bermuda.

The statement reads in part: "I would like to thank the public for their outpouring of love, kindness, thoughts, concern, words of encouragement and prayers. This is a tragedy that has affected us all, I mean the entire island and there is no way to prepare for it but I find strength in the abundance of well-wishers who have shown genuine interest in the welfare of my family."

It continues: "I offer prayer for the island and all our young children. Give them guidance and keep them close because although this is one of the most devastating times this island has faced, be sure all is not lost. Prayer is needed, my faith in the power of prayer keeps me hopeful that we all will endure through this period and goodness will win out at the end of the day."

It continues: "Rhiana may be gone but she is definitely not forgotten. She will live on in our hearts and minds, her spirit will never be far away, one day we will all be gathered together with her. Your outpouring of concern is overwhelming. There are so many I would like to thank by name but I will leave that for another day."