Tributes pour in for Didsbury muralist, Rachel Jackson, found dead aged 38

She was reported as missing after going on a short walk while visiting friends in Preston.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 3rd April 2023

The body of missing Didsbury woman, Rachel Jackson, who went missing on Friday evening has now been found, with friends and family paying tribute to “a ray of sunshine”.

Jackson, a 38-year-old mural artist from Didsbury in Greater Manchester, is thought to have been found dead in a nearby park in Preston. The body is yet to be formally identified but police believe it is Rachel and her loved ones have been informed. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The muralist was visiting friends over the weekend and went out for what they thought was a quick 10-minute walk after she told them she needed some air.

Sadly, she never returned and after growing concerned by her absence, the group of friends contacted the police sometime after 7pm. The body was located on Saturday night and tributes to the talented Manchester artists have been pouring ever since.

A fundraiser has now been set up to help cover funeral costs and in hopes of funding a memorial fitting of her memory, as he friends and family have described her as a “one-of-a-kind soul” and an all-around “amazing person”.


Brother Luke said on Facebook that he has “not processed it at all” as countless on social media have expressed their shock and immense sadness at the news of her passing.

Her sister Sarah issued an emotional statement in the description of her GoFundMe: “Yesterday, the unthinkable happened and after an awful day of searching, the news came in that my precious, beautiful sister had been found dead.


“I never thought I’d have to do this but we need to raise funds to give her the most beautiful, colourful, Rachel-esque send-off ever.

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“She was a sparkling ray of sunshine who brought unconditional love, joy and beauty to the lives of every single person she encountered. I’ve never met anyone who loved so purely and deeply, never met anyone with the compassion and empathy she had.

“She was one in a million and our family are in pieces at having lost the beautiful rainbow in our sky. Our lives will never be the same and the pain is so deep and raw, but your donations will ease the financial struggles for the funeral and memorial at least.


Sarah went on to add that she knows “Rachel’s pure love, zaniness and beauty touched all your lives”, urging them to donate whatever they can in her memory.

You can donate to Rachel Jackson’s GoFundMe page HERE. Rest in peace.

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