Lightcliffe: Mother-in-law found dead in suitcase a few days after wedding

Friends have paid tribute to Dawn Walker, who was found dead Sunday

Friends have paid tribute to Dawn Walker, who was found dead on Sunday (Photo: Yorkshire Live / MEN Media)

The body of a newlywed mother has been found dead in a suitcase a few days after her wedding.

Friends have praised Dawn Walker, who was described as ‘kind, generous and beautiful’ and the loving mother of a very young son.

Her remains were found in a grassy area, behind some trees, in the small village of Lightcliffe, near Halifax in Yorkshire on Sunday.

A 45-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. He remains in police custody and police are not actively searching for additional suspects in connection with Dawn’s death.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a house in West Yorkshire.  Officers were called to reports of a body on a property on Aysgarth Avenue in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, at 4.38pm yesterday. [Oct 31].  Caption: Police outside a home on Aysgarth Avenue in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, on November 1, 2021, when a woman was found dead the previous afternoon

The body was found in a suitcase in a grass area (Photo: Yorkshire Live / MEN Media)

A close friend said: ‘She got married on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning.

‘Dawn was a healthy woman. She got married on Wednesday and now it has happened.

‘She was found inside a suitcase at the back of some trees. She had
lived at (nearby) Shirley Grove.

‘Now a little boy has been left without a mother. I think he’s about one or
one and a half.’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a house in West Yorkshire.  Officers were called to reports of a body on a property on Aysgarth Avenue in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, at 4.38pm yesterday. [Oct 31].  Caption: Police outside a home on Aysgarth Avenue in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, on November 1, 2021, when a woman was found dead the previous afternoon

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder (Photo: Yorkshire Live / MEN Media)

The friend said Dawn was always ready to help others in need.

“She was the healthiest person you could meet,” the friend said. ‘She was kind and generous. She once paid for a disabled man’s purchases when he was low. ‘

Family and friends shared their grief over Dawn’s death on Facebook, where people called her a ‘beautiful’ and ‘friendly’ person.

One woman described Dawn as a ‘kind caring soul’.

Neighbors of Nunlea Royd have been devastated by the news. An elderly woman said: ‘I am stunned – there is no other word for it. It’s devastating. I’ve lived here for 40 years and what’s happened is just awful. ‘

Heartbroken friends have paid tribute to a newlywed mother whose body was found dumped in a suitcase near Halifax on Sunday.  The woman, locally named as Dawn Walker, was found dead in the Aysgarth Avenue area of ​​Lightcliffe, near Brighouse, on Sunday.  Caption: Dawn Walker.

Dawn was described as kind and caring (Image: MEN Media)

Murder detectives from West Yorkshire Police are continuing to investigate the murder.

They are particularly keen to talk to an unknown person who called them to tell them what had happened.

The officers were first called at 16.38 on Sunday afternoon – but now believe that there may have been more suspicious activity in the hours leading up to it and wish that everyone who could have seen something should get in touch.

Detective Amanda Wimbles of the homicide and investigation team said: ‘Our investigations into this incident are still at an early stage and we are particularly keen to speak to the person who originally called us to make the report as they have not yet done it. identified himself for us. ‘

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