A MURDER inquiry was launched and a brother and sister arrested after a young mother was found strangled at a house.
A 30-year-old man, named by police as Emile Adams, was due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today charged with the murder of a 29-year-old woman.
She was found at a terrace house in Conway View, Harehills, Leeds, above, in the early hours of Monday.
The 34-year-old sister of Adams, who was also arrested by police after the discovery, was released without further police action yesterday. The drama unfolded at 3.30am on Monday when officers were called to the terrace house and discovered the body.
A murder investigation was immediately launched by the West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team headed by Det Supt Chris Thompson and the house was sealed off by uniformed police.
A post-mortem examination was carried out by a Home Office pathologist later on Monday to establish the cause of the woman’s death and this indicated that she died from strangulation.
Forensic experts from the West Yorkshire Police Scientific Support Unit were called to the scene and carried out a detailed examination of the interior of the property and officers were still at the address yesterday.
Detectives were carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area. It is believed that the dead woman has a young child. It is thought she lived elsewhere in the city.
Det Supt Thompson said that no-one else was being sought in connection with the death.
The identity of the dead woman was not being released until relatives had been informed.