THE family of a woman whose body was found at an address have paid tribute, saying they are shattered by her death.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman’s body was found in a house on Stanhall Mews, Stanningley on Friday, March 25.

She has now been officially named by police as Kirstie Ellis, aged 35.

A murder investigation was launched by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on Friday afternoon.

A man and a woman, both 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after body found at an address in StanningleyA man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after body found at an address in Stanningley

In a statement released via West Yorkshire Police, the family of Kirstie Ellis said: “Our lives have been left shattered and turned upside down with the news that no parent wants to hear, that our gorgeous daughter is no longer with us.

“Kirstie Anne Ellis had a beautiful soul, a lover of music, socialising and having fun, her whole family is heartbroken over the loss of such an amazing woman.

“Kirstie had many friends and family who loved her and she will be missed so dearly.

“We would echo the Police’s appeal and ask that if anyone has any information no matter how small to come forward and help the investigation.

‘We would like to thank the community and the media for their support during this difficult time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes, senior investigating officer at West Yorkshire Police, says the police are appealing for more information in the case, including anyone who saw anything suspicious around Stanhall News from mid-January 2022 onwards.

He 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 had been in the property a number of weeks.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the cause of her death and specialist officers are offering support to her family.

“We are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen Kirstie or saw anything suspicious around Stanhall Mews, from mid January 2022 onwards, no matter how small they feel it might be, to come forward and help us with our enquiry. Piecing together the movements of Kirsty will greatly assist our investigation.

“We are particularly keen to hear from people who visited the Catalina garage on Bradford Road around this time and might have also seen or heard something that could help us.

“A scene remains in place at the property and also at Cumberland Road and Beancroft Road in Castleford.

“Our Neighbourhood officers are conducting additional patrols to provide reassurance to the local community.’ “Anyone with information that is likely to assist the investigation is asked to call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or by using the contact us options at quoting crime reference 13220161440.