Disbelief as 'bubbly, fun' woman in her 20s found dead (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Police are treating the Grove Green Road, Leyton, death as suspicious
Neighbours are in shock after a “bubbly and strong” young woman was found dead in her home on Tuesday.
Police are treating the death as suspicious and a 33-year-old man was arrested at the property in Grove Green Road, Leyton.
A woman who identified herself to police at the scene as the victim’s sister, but did not wish to be named, spoke to the Guardian.
“She was a practising Muslim who believed in her religion and did her best to follow that religion,” she said.
“She was bubbly, had a strong character and was fun. She was a good girl.”
She did not reveal the victim’s name or age.
Flowers had been left at the front door with a note that said: “To Goldie, Love always, the angel and god will look after you.”
It was initially reported that the incident had taken place at the Leytonstone end of Grove Green Road, but the property is near the junction of Langthorne Road, Leyton.
Muhammad Nawaz, 35, whose house backs on to the victim’s from Warren Road, said: “She was quite young, I think around 30. It’s so sad
“Whatever happened, it shouldn’t have happened like this.”
The arrested man remains in custody at an east London police station.
Another neighbour, Taushnuva Fardousi, 31, said: “I can’t believe it.
“This street is normal, quiet and nice, always.”
The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to previous contact between police, the victim and the suspect on Sunday.
Police were called at 3.38am on Tuesday to the house where the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are waiting for next of kin before formal identification takes place.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday but the cause of death has not been established, as police await toxicology test results.
The investigation continues.
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