Family of murdered Kirstie Ellis pay tribute to ‘beautiful soul’

Tributes have been paid to Kirstie Ellis, of Stanningley

Police have named the woman found in a house on Stanhall Mews, Stanningley as 35-year-old Kirstie Ellis. 

A murder investigation was launched by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on Friday afternoon. 

The family of Kirstie Ellis have released a statement, which says:

“Our lives have been left shattered and turned upside down with the news that no parent wants to hear, that our gorgeous daughter is no longer with us. 

“Kirstie Anne Ellis had a beautiful soul, a lover of music, socialising and having fun, her whole family is heartbroken over the loss of such an amazing woman. 

“Kirstie had many friends and family who loved her and she will be missed so dearly. 

“We would echo the Police’s appeal and ask that if anyone has any information no matter how small to come forward and help the investigation. 

“We would like to thank the community and the media for their support during this difficult time.”

A man and a woman, both 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time. Police are continuing too appeal to the public for any information into the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes Senior Investigating Officer at West Yorkshire Police said:

“This is a tragic case and my thoughts are with Kirstie’s family at this time. Our early investigations show that Kirstie’s body had been in the property a number of weeks.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the cause of her death and specialist officers are offering support to her family.

“We are particularly keen to hear from people who visited the Catalina garage on Bradford Road around this time and might have also seen or heard something that could help us.

“A scene remains in place at the property and also at Cumberland Road and Beancroft Road in Castleford. 

“Our neighbourhood officers are conducting additional patrols to provide reassurance to the local community.”

The body was discovered inside a property in Stanhall Mews after police received a concern for safety report at 2.49pm yesterday (Friday).

Anyone with information that is likely to assist the investigation is asked to call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or by using the contact us options at quoting crime reference 13220161440.


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