The heartbroken family of a woman who was found dead in her apartment have shared a photo and a tribute to the “kind and generous mother”.
Malak Adabzadeh, also known as Katy, was spotted in an apartment at The Green in Stoneycoft on Thursday 25 November.
Rescue services were present, but the 47-year-old died on the spot.
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A murder investigation was launched after her death and three men, a 21-year-old and 57-year-old from Stoneycroft and a 46-year-old from Norris Green, were arrested on suspicion of murder.
They remain in custody for questioning, and extensive investigation continues.
The family has today sent a tribute to Katy, who was originally from Iran and who lives in the Stoneycroft area.
In a statement, they described her as a “kind” and “loving mother” who “would always help anyone.”
They said: “Katy was a loving mother, a lovely sister, wife and daughter. She was generous, kind and would always help anyone.
“Katy will be missed terribly. As a family, we are asking for the support of the local community at this time to find out what has happened to our beloved Katy. “
Police and forensics remain at the scene at The Green in Stoneycroft this Monday while the murder investigation continues.
Merseyside Police said the investigation is in its early stages and that they are keeping an open mind as to the motive.
One of the early lines of investigation “is that it may have been for domestic or other cultural reasons,” police said.
Detective Cheryl Rhodes said: “Members of Malak’s family are being supported by specialists following this tragic incident.
“We condole all the people affected by the horrific events last Thursday and we will continue to update and support her family, friends and the wider community whenever we can.
“At this early stage, we keep an open mind as to the motive, but one of these lines of inquiry is that it may have been for domestic or other cultural reasons.
“I would appeal to anyone with information, whether it is from the Iranian community in Liverpool, or anyone who knew Malak, to come forward as an urgent matter. Likewise, if you live locally and then heard or caught something, then let us know.
“If necessary, we have an interpreter and language line solutions to get information to us and work closely with partners, including the Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service on 0151 494 2222, Merseyside IDVA services and Savera UK, who can be contacted via 0800 107 0726 .
“I would also like to ask that anyone with information only provide it in the following ways and do not comment on social media platforms as this may jeopardize our vital inquiries. Thank you.”
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