Woman found dead at home on NY Eve pictured as man quizzed over suspected murder

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Stephanie Hansen was found dead at an address on Willenhall Drive, Hayes
Stephanie Hansen was found dead at an address on Willenhall Drive, Hayes

A woman who was found dead at her home on New Year's Eve has been pictured for the first time, as police quiz a man on suspicion of murder.

Stephanie Hansen, 39, has been pictured for the first time, after she was discovered with "serious injuries" at an address at 10.13am on Saturday.

Metropolitan Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of her murder, a spokesperson confirmed.

The 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene in west London, despite the best efforts of paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

The family of Mrs Hansen have been informed about her death, and are being supported by specialist officers.

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Woman found dead at home on NY Eve pictured as man quizzed over suspected murderA murder investigation is under way after Mrs Hansen was found dead in Hillingdon on New Year’s Eve (Metropolitan Police / SWNS)

A special post-mortem examination is scheduled for Monday, January 2.

A 29-year-old man who was known to Mrs Hansen was arrested on suspicion of her murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, has confirmed that cops are "not looking for any further suspects" regarding the case, but are urging the public to come forward with any information they may have.

DCI John said in full: “My thoughts are with Stephanie’s family.

"They have suffered an unimaginable loss and we will give them every support.

“I know that this incident will have shocked people in the local community.

"While our investigation is still in its initial stages, I am confident that we are not looking for any further suspects and that there is no continuing risk to residents or the wider public."

Woman found dead at home on NY Eve pictured as man quizzed over suspected murderPolice and paramedics were called to a house in, Hayes on New Year's Eve, where they found the 39-year-old woman with 'serious injuries' (Marcin Nowak/LNP)

He added: “As we work to build a picture of what happened to Stephanie, we would be interested to hear from anyone who knew her, had seen or spoken to her recently and who feels they may have relevant information to assist our investigation.

“We are also appealing for anyone who lives or was driving in the immediate vicinity of Willenhall Drive in Hayes to come forward if they have CCTV or dash cams that were operating between the morning of Friday, December 30 and the morning of Saturday, December 31.”

A Met Police spokesperson said the incident took place in Hayes, west London, on December 31.

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They said: "A murder investigation is under way after a woman was found dead in Hillingdon on New Year’s Eve.

"Police were called to a house in Willenhall Drive, Hayes at 10.13am on Saturday, December 31.

"Officers attended with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. They found a 39-year-old woman who had serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"While formal identification is yet to take place, officers are confident the woman is Stephanie Hansen who lived at the address."

Woman found dead at home on NY Eve pictured as man quizzed over suspected murderA 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody (Marcin Nowak/LNP)

The spokesperson added: "Her family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"A special post-mortem examination is scheduled for Monday, January 2.

"A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. The arrested man and Stephanie were known to each other."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference 2143/31DEC.

Otherwise, they can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Milica Cosic

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