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A woman who was found dead in her home had been there for ‘several weeks’ before her body was discovered by police while two people remain in custody on suspicion of murder.
The woman, named locally as Kirstie Ellis, 35, was found dead at her Leeds home on Friday afternoon by police officers responding to concerns for her safety.
In a statement, her family described Kirstie as a “beautiful, music-loving, socializing and fun soul” and said her death has turned her lives upside down.
A man and a woman, both aged 35, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning by detectives from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide team.
Police have indicated that Kirstie had been dead for “several weeks” before she was found and have called for witnesses to come forward who noticed anything unusual since mid-January.
They also confirmed that they are investigating two other crime scenes in nearby Castleford, as well as Kirstie’s home.
Det Ch Insp Marc Bowes, West Yorkshire Police Senior Investigative Officer, said: “This is a tragic case and my thoughts are with Kirstie’s family at this time.
“Our initial investigations show that Kirstie’s body had been on the property for several weeks.
‘A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due time on her to establish her cause of death and specialist officers are offering support to her family.
“We are requesting information from anyone who has seen Kirstie or seen anything suspicious around Stanhall Mews, from mid-January 2022 onwards, no matter how small, to come forward and help us with our investigation.
Putting Kirsty’s moves together will be a great help to our investigation.
“We are especially interested in hearing from people who visited Catalina’s garage on Bradford Road around this time who might have seen or heard something that could help us as well.
‘A scene remains in place on the property and also on Cumberland Road and Beancroft Road in Castleford.
“Our neighborhood officers are conducting additional patrols to provide peace of mind to the local community.”
Kirstie’s family echoed the police request that witnesses contact her and pay tribute to her.
In a statement, they said: “Our lives were shattered and turned upside down with the news that no parent wants to hear, that our beautiful daughter is no longer with us.
Kirstie Anne Ellis had a beautiful soul, a lover of music, socializing and having fun, her entire family is heartbroken at the loss of such an amazing woman.
“Kirstie had so many friends and family who loved her and she will be sorely missed.
“We would echo the call from the Police and ask that if anyone has any information, no matter how small, come forward and help in the investigation.
“We would like to thank the community and the media for their support during this difficult time.”
Shocked neighbors in the quiet cul-de-sac in Stanningley, west of Leeds, said they feared her body could have lain there undiscovered for a month.
A woman on the street, who did not want to be named, said officers knocked on doors asking neighbors if they had seen Kirstie in recent weeks.
She said: ‘Two weeks ago the police came here asking if we had seen her in the last two weeks.
She could have been dead in there for a good four weeks.
The neighbor said police also showed residents a photograph of a man they were interested in speaking with, but she did not recognize him.
She added: ‘The police said there was a large amount of mail piled up behind his door. I don’t know why they didn’t kick the door down then.
The police were in the same house a week or two ago regarding a missing persons investigation and I don’t know if what happened is related to that in any way.
Police and forensic teams continue to work on the property and conduct patrols in the area.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at an address in Leeds.
The woman’s body was discovered inside a property in Stanhall Mews in Stanningley after police received a report of a security concern at 2:49 p.m. m. of Friday.
‘A man and a woman, both aged 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
‘A scene remains at the address as investigations into the woman’s death continue. They are run by the Major Investigations and Homicide Team.
Detectives have put out a call for anyone with information to get in touch.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact the team by calling 101 or using the LiveChat function on the West Yorkshire Police website.
Fast Quick and Facts
- West Yorkshire Police have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of murder
- Police found a woman’s body at an address in west Leeds on Friday afternoon
- She was named locally as Kirstie Ellis and neighbours fear she died weeks ago
- Members of the public with relevant information are urged to contact police