Young woman found dead in a pool was daughter of a millionaire business woman

The body of a British teenager was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at a Mallorca villa early Tuesday morning.

The young woman has been identified as Josie Clacher, 18, daughter of entrepreneur Rachel Clacher, co-founder of the multimillion-pound call service Moneypenny, valued at £100million.

Investigators are still probing the cause of Josie’s death, but well-placed sources said the incident happened after she had spent a night out with friends.

One stated: ‘The post-mortem will determine the cause of death but the dead woman appears to have gone out for the night with friends and got back to the villa shortly before she was found in the pool.

Josie, one of three sisters, studied at prestigious boarding school Moreton Hall near Oswestry in north Shropshire. She would have turned 19 this month.

The Moneypenny Foundation was established in 2014, a charity now called WeMindTheGap, which gives new opportunities in life and work to unemployed, under-served young people through holistic paid traineeships.

Rachel Clacher was appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List earlier this year, saying at the time: “I am honoured to be receiving a CBE in the Queen’s Honours List.

A spokesman for Moneypenny said: “We are all extremely devastated and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time”

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