KRAKOW, Poland, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A British student found battered to death in Krakow, Poland, has been identified as Catherine Zaks, who was studying at the University of Kent.
Zaks, who had dual British and Polish citizenship, was spending the summer working in Krakow, The Independent reported. Grant Pooke, one of her teachers at the university, called her “an exceptionally talented and well-liked student.”
She was last seen alive Friday. A train passenger spotted her body next to the railway line at about 5 a.m. Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported.
“She had been hit by a hard instrument on the head,” police spokeswoman Katarvyna Cislo said.
British police are involved in the investigation.
“She developed a real gift for journalism and writing, having completed an arts review while in Poland,” Pooke said. “Our thoughts are with Kate’s family and friends.”