A 16-year-old boy will appear in court charged with the murder of Viktorija Sokolova, who was found dead 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.
Viktorija’s family paid tribute to the teenager, saying she was like a little angel and she made our lives so colourful and full of meaning.
They added: 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.
The teenager from Wolverhampton who is accused of killing Viktorija is due to appear at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
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.