- Kimberlie Donoghue was found dead in Kirkby, Merseyside on 21 January
- Her death is being treated as unexplained and her family have been informed
A mother who was was ‘beautiful inside and out’ was found dead in a house, as a man is arrested on suspicion of her murder.
Kimberlie Donoghue, who was in her 30s, was found dead at the home on Roughwood Drive in Kirkby, Merseyside, at around 5.20pm on Sunday 21 January.
Merseyside Police said the woman’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and her next of kin have been informed.
Today, police said they had arrested a 23-year-old man also from Kirkby on suspicion of murder and he had been taken to a police station for questioning.
Ms Donoghue was described as the ‘most caring girl’ in tributes from her loved ones, who expressed their shock and heartbreak at the news.
In a post on Facebook, one friend said: ‘I can’t believe what has happened in the last 24 hours it’s absolutely heartbreaking. We had some great times growing up. Absolutely awful. Kimberlie Donoghue thinking of all the family x.’
Another wrote: ‘Can’t believe what’s happened! You were the purest, most caring girl I’ve ever known. You were always there for others before yourself and as a mum you were one of a kind.
‘Rest in peace angel and you will never leave anyone’s mind who had the pleasure of knowing you as a person.’
A third wrote: ‘How can this world be so cruel? You were one of a kind Kimberlie Donoghue. The one who got me up when I was down, the one to make any silent room loud. You were an amazing friend to everyone and I’ll never forget you. I love you so much.’
A fourth said: ‘Rest in paradise Kimberlie Donoghue. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Sending all my love to your family and your four babies. Life really is so unfair, feeling all kinds of emotions this morning. Fly High Gorgeous.’
Paying tribute, one loved one said: ‘Still in absolute shock to have heard this news but it’s such a tragic loss. RIP Kimberlie Donoghue, you truly were one of a kind.’
Another wrote: ‘Can’t believe what I’ve been seeing. One of my oldest childhood friends, absolute massive heart. I will cherish the good times I had with you and your Nat. RIP my beautiful friend.’
Chief Inspector Colin Dyer said: ‘We are carrying out a number of lines on enquiry as we seek to establish what has taken place. Witness enquiries are being carried out in the local area and we are examining local CCTV and Ring doorbell footage to build a picture of what has happened.
‘We would ask anyone who was in the area of Roughwood Drive this afternoon who saw or heard anything to contact us as a matter of urgency. Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting log 620 of 21st January.’