Sussex

Herstmonceux murder inquiry: Tribute to Carrie Izzard

Carrie Izzard Image copyright Sussex Poliice
Image caption Carrie Izzard's family said her fun-loving ways and zest for life would live on in their memories

The family of a woman found dead at her home in East Sussex say her death has left "a big hole" in their lives.

Police have confirmed that the 47-year-old woman was Carrie Izzard, who lived in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.

A 50-year-old man, said to be known to her, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of her murder.

A family statement paid tribute to "a much-loved daughter, sister and aunt" whose "fun-loving ways and zest for life" would live on in their memories.

Police found Ms Izzard's body at the house in the town's West End on 21 March following calls from people concerned about her.

Image caption Flowers were laid at the shop Ms Izzard ran

Two days earlier Ms Izzard, who ran an angling shop, had written on social media of her relief at moving on after splitting from a boyfriend.

She wrote on Facebook: "Exciting times ahead! Getting my life back on track and looking forward to the future! It's better to be on your own, than be with someone that makes you unhappy!"

Police released a statement from Ms Izzard's family which said: "Her passing in such tragic circumstances will leave a big hole in the lives of her family and those who knew her."

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Detectives are questioning a man about the death

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