Pictured: Mother-of-two found dead at home as man and woman arrested

Pictured: Mother-of-two found dead in her home as man and woman, 47 and 49, are arrested on suspicion of murder

  • Police launched a murder investigation after Jessica Edmunds was found dead

A mother-of-two found dead in her home has been pictured by friends who paid tribute to her – after a man and woman were arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Friends say they have been left devastated after the life of Jessica Edmunds, aged in her 30s, was cut tragically short over the weekend.

Her mother Tess Edmunds and stepdad Jason Hinchcliffe have already been given the devastating news.

Police were called to her home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, after being alerted by the ambulance service that they had found a body.

The area in Rawmarsh was sealed off for a painstaking investigation shortly after 3.30pm on Monday.

A man, aged 47, and a woman, 49, were detained on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Police launched a murder investigation after Jessica Edmunds was found dead at her home

Friend Angie Gale, who has launched an appeal to help with Jess’s funeral costs, posted: ‘Our hearts are torn for her kids, her family and friends. Rest in peace Angel, we love you so much xx.’

Jason Hinchcliffe replied: ‘I am Jess’s stepdad and I am so heartbroken. Words cannot speak how I feel. So many of my friends and family will miss her dearly.

Friend Chrissie Stephen added: ‘Rip Jess you are one In a million going to miss you sooooo much.’

Leah Cottton posted: ‘RIP Jess Edmunds. Fly high. So sad.’ Pal Donna Hardy replied: ‘Absolutely heartbreaking.

Police guarded the property today as the murder investigation continued into the evening

The area of Rotherham was closed off by police and ambulance after the body was found

Police said: ‘ An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Rotherham.

‘Officers responded to The Bridleway in Rawmarsh just after 3:30pm following a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service that a woman, in her 30s had been found dead inside a property.

‘Upon officers’ arrival, a man aged 47 and a woman aged 49 were arrested on suspicion of murder. They both remain in police custody.

‘The woman’s family has been informed and is being supported by officers.

‘Scenes remain in place on The Bridleway. We ask that you avoid the area while officers carry out their work and enquiries.’


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