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A woman Kirstie Anne Ellis found dead at her home was there “a few weeks” before police discovered her body as two people remain in custody on suspicion of murder.
The woman, known locally as Kirstie Ellis, 35, was found dead at her home in Leeds on Friday afternoon by police officers responding to concerns about her safety.
In a statement, her family described Kirstie as a “beautiful soul, a lover of music, socializing and having fun” and said her life was turned upside down by her death.
A man and woman, both 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody awaiting questioning by investigators from the West Yorkshire Police homicide team.
Police have said Kirstie was dead “a few weeks” before she was found and have asked witnesses who noticed something odd as early as mid-January to come forward.
They have also confirmed they are investigating two other crime scenes in nearby Castleford, as well as Kirstie’s home.
West Yorkshire Police Chief Investigating Officer Det Ch Insp Marc Bowes 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 lay on the property for several weeks.
“In due course an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death and specialist officials are offering support to her family.
“We are asking for information from anyone who has seen Kirstie or seen anything suspicious near Stanhall Mews, no matter how small, starting mid-January 2022 to come forward and help us with our request.”
“Putting together Kirsty’s movements will greatly aid our investigation.
“We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who visited the Catalina workshop on Bradford Road around this time and may have seen or heard something that might help us.
“There is another scene at the property and also at Cumberland Road and Beancroft Road in Castleford.
“Our neighborhood officers are conducting additional patrols to provide security for the local community.”
Kirstie’s family has echoed police’s request for witnesses to come forward and paid tribute to her.
In a statement, they said: “Our lives have been shattered and turned upside down with the news that no parent wants to hear that our beautiful daughter is no longer with us.
‘Kirstie Anne Ellis was a beautiful soul, a lover of music, socializing and fun, her whole family is heartbroken at the loss of such an amazing woman.
“Kirstie had many friends and family who loved her and she will be missed so much.
“We would reiterate the police’s appeal and ask that if anyone has any information, no matter how small, to come forward and help with the investigation.
“We would like to thank the community and media for their support during this difficult time.”
Shocked neighbors in the quiet cul-de-sac in Stanningley, west Leeds, said they feared her body may have lain there undiscovered for a month.
A woman on the street, who asked not to be named, said officers had been knocking on doors and asking neighbors if they had seen Kirstie in the past few weeks.
She said: “Two weeks ago the police came here and asked if we had seen them in the last two weeks.
“She could have been dead in there for a good four weeks.”
The neighbor said police also showed residents a photo of a man they wanted to speak to, but did not recognize him.
She added: “Police said there was a lot of mail piling up behind her door. I don’t know why they didn’t kick down the door then.