The body of 52-year-old Dawn Walker from Halifax was unfortunately found around 4.38pm on Sunday 31 October near Aysgarth Avenue, Lightcliffe.
In a tribute to Dawn, her family has said: “We write this with a very heavy heart that yesterday we lost a loving daughter, mother, Nanna, sister, aunt and girlfriend. Under circumstances beyond our control, you were taken from “We are suddenly asking, as a family, that you respect our privacy and allow us to mourn.”
Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles of the homicide and investigation team said: “We would like to reiterate the family’s wishes for privacy in this extremely disturbing time and ask people not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding Dawn’s death.
“We are continuing to hold a 45-year-old man in custody for the time being as our investigation progresses.
“Anyone with information should contact the 101 police or use the 101Live Chat facility on the website indicating log 1317 of October 31.”
Flower tributes have been left in the area after being found Sunday.
One of the messages reads: “RIP for a lovely lady. You will be greatly missed.”
A woman who was in the area but did not want to be named said: “She was a very kind, happy lady. She did not deserve this.
“Society is very shocked.”
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe City Councilman George Robinson have expressed their condolences and are looking at ways authorities can support the Lightcliffe community after the body of the woman was found in the area.
“This is truly devastating news. May our thoughts and prayers go to those who have lost their loved ones,” said Count Robinson.
“We are a close-knit community in Lightcliffe, and of course this will be a deep blow to many.
“It is understandable that many are saddened by these tragic circumstances. There are two schools in the immediate vicinity and many families with young children live in the area.
Please talk to family or friends if this will help. I will also contact the municipality, police and schools to see what support is being implemented.
“It would be inappropriate to speculate at this point, for recent events are raw for many. But if anyone knows of relevant information, then I would encourage you to contact the police.”
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