According to police, a man has been accused of killing Emily Sanderson in Sheffield.
Last Tuesday, the 48-year-old’s body was discovered at a residence in the Hillsborough neighbourhood of the city.
South Yorkshire Police detained Mark Nicholls, 43, on Friday, and on Saturday, he was charged with murder.
The force said in a statement on Sunday: “Nicholls, of Crofton Avenue, has been remanded in custody and will appear before court tomorrow (Monday).
“Emily’s body was discovered inside a property on Crofton Avenue at around midday on Tuesday 30 May. A forensic post-mortem examination determined she died of head injuries.”
“A 40-year-old woman, arrested on Wednesday 31 May on suspicion of assisting offenders, remains on police bail.”
Ms. Sanderson had not been seen or heard from since Friday, May 19, according to Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Bowell, who stated on Friday that she had been reported missing on Thursday, May 25.
As investigations at Crofton Avenue, where an officer-guarded cordon was still in place on Friday, continue, the force has made a mandatory reference to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Ms Bowell said: “The property at Crofton Avenue, where Emily’s body was found, has undergone painstaking and extensive forensic examination.
“This is necessary to gather as much evidence as possible to help us understand exactly what happened.
“Emily was reported missing to police on Thursday May 25, after she had not been seen or heard from since the previous Friday.
“Emily’s family and friends are understandably devastated by her death.
“I’d reiterate her family’s desire for privacy as they grieve their tragic loss.”