Boyfriend’s tribute to woman, 24, found dead in woods months after tragic miscarriage

Zantanna Hall fell pregnant around Christmas last year, her partner Brandan Scott said, but had tragically suffered a miscarriage in February

A young woman who suffered a miscarriage in February was found dead in woodland after going missing.

A funeral was held on Tuesday to remember 24-year-old Zantanna Hall – a Scunthorpe woman who lost a son with her partner Brandan Scott earlier this year.

The young woman, who her mother Sharon described as her “best friend”, had been due to graduate in social care at Lincoln University later this year.

Sharon told the Grimsby Telegraph of how Zantanna had suffered several tragedies during her lifetime, with her father Andy Hall brutally killed in August 2004, while her grandmother Camille Searby had died from a brain tumour in 2017.

Zantanna’s partner Brandan, 23, said he met her seven years ago when they were both working in Scunthorpe. The pair had set up home together two years ago.

They had been expecting their first child together after Zantanna fell pregnant around Christmas, he said, but she had suffered a miscarriage in February.

“She had mountains to climb after all the tragedies in her life,” Brandan said.

“But we loved going out eating and for rides on our bikes and we both loved travel. Often went to Tattershall Lakes, London and had a great time in Turkey. It was always impulsive. We just saw a place and went.”

Brandan said she had been missing for a couple of days before being found on July 16 in woods near Mortal Ash Hill.

While she had been surrounded by support, Brandan said his girlfriend had often felt on her own and had struggled with lockdown restrictions.

At her funeral service a song by Sarah Mclachlan, “In the Arms of an Angel” was played along with “Lost Without You” by Freya Ridings and Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be In My Heart.”

Brandan was planning to erect a bench in the town with a plaque dedicated to her memory.

After working as receptionist in Scunthorpe, Zantanna had decided to take up a career in social care. She studied at Lincoln university for two years, making many friends and doing work placements in care homes and hospitals in Lincolnshire.

Mum Sharon spoke of her daughter as a “loving and giving soul” who was always there for her friends and family when they needed her.

She had loved heading out on the quad bike with her dad before he tragically died, when she was just seven years old, Sharon said.

Her daughter had lots of friends from her high school, Frederick Gough, and had been close with her family, particularly her cousins Crystal and Kiara.

“I am so lucky to have had such a beautiful and amazing daughter for 24 years,” Sharon said.