The man accused of beheading a scientist was her husband, it has emerged.
Samantha Ho, 39, was found in Curlew Place, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday.
Her husband Timothy Allen, 40, is due to go on trial in Cambridge for her murder next year. It was previously reported Mr Allen was Ms Ho's partner.
Mr Allen was due to appear via video link at the Old Bailey, but it was decided he did not have to attend.
His first Crown Court hearing went ahead in his absence.
Judge Mark Lucraft QC set a provisional plea and case management hearing for 13 November at the Old Bailey.
He said the trial at Cambridge Crown Court should be before a high court judge.
A provisional two-week trial has been set to start on 22 February.
No application for bail was made.