A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after the body of Viktorija Sokolova was found in a park.
The 14-year-old’s body was discovered in Wolverhampton’s West Park just before 7am on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a blunt force trauma to the head, West Midlands Police said.
The Wolverhampton teenager accused of killing Viktorija is due to appear at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Viktorija’s family has paid tribute to their “little angel” in a statement issued through West Midlands Police
They said: “Viktorija was like a little angel, she made our lives so colourful and full of meaning.
“We can’t believe she has left us at such a young age. We will never forget you our sweetheart.
“You will be living in our hearts, soul and mind forever. Goodbye our little angel.”
A second teenage boy, aged 17, who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further investigation.
West Park remains closed while a comprehensive forensic examination continues.