Family pay tribute to young mother found dead at home in Prestwich murder investigation

Family and friends have paid heartbreaking tributes to a woman found dead in her home in Prestwich.

Police were called to reports of the sudden death of a woman’ at an address in Sherbourne Court on Sunday (February 21).

The body of Kimberley McAssey, 29, was found inside the property.

Greater Manchester Police have since launched a murder investigation into the incident.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Kimberley’s family have now shared their devastation amid the loss of their loved one, calling her ‘the life and soul of the party’.

They 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.”

Close friends say that ‘Kimberley was loved by many people in Prestwich’ and was a beloved mother to a little girl.

Her friend Stacey told the Manchester Evening News: “Kimberley was such an amazing girl!

“We met in the local pub in Prestwich called The Red Lion with her family and she was just so happy, cheerful and friendly.

“We just got on so well.

“She was the life of the party. I’ve had many laughs with this girl.

“She was so loved by many, many people in Prestwich.”

“Kim was the ray of sunshine,” said another friend, who wished to remain anonymous.

“She worked in the local chippy and every time I went in there she’d have a beaming smile on her face.

“Kim always use to speak to me and tell me I was there if i needed anything, she was always there to listen.

“I just hope she’s at peace now. Kim, we will all miss your smile and your quirky jokes we all love you so much! Rest in paradise angel.”

A file in relation to Ms McAssey’s death has been passed to Rochdale Coroners’ Court, a spokesperson confirmed.

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.”

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