Heartbroken family of woman, 29, found dead at home say she was ‘life of party’

The woman at the centre of a murder investigation has been named and pictured as her family pay tribute.

The body of Kimberley McAssey, 29, was found at home in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, on Sunday.

Officers were called to the property in Sherborne Court at about 12.15pm after a report of a sudden death.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning as the investigation continues.

In a statement, Ms McAssey’s family said: “Kimberley was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, auntie, niece, friend and colleague.

“She was the life and soul of the party and always got up dancing. She loved going out for walks and jogging with friends.

“There was never a dull moment with her around.”

Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective chief inspector, Kate Atton of GMP’s Bury district, said: “A woman has very tragically lost her life and our thoughts are very much with her family at this desperately sad time.

“We currently have specialist officers supporting them. “

“Our investigation is in its initial stages and we’re dedicated to ensuring we provide her family with the answers that they deserve.

“Although we have one man in custody I would urge anyone who may have any information relating to this death to get in touch with police immediately.

“Any information, no matter how small could be crucial to our investigation.”