The family of a woman who was murdered in Heywood has paid tribute to her.
Shortly after 12.30pm on Monday 25 September 2017, police received a report of a concern for welfare of a woman at a property on Atholl Drive.
Officers and paramedics attended and sadly found the body of Linda Parker, age 51.
Paying tribute to her, Linda’s four children, said: “Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She could often be seen walking her small dog Toby, who she loved very much.
“She was the most gentle and kind person you could hope to meet, a big softie who loved her family so much.
“We're devastated that she has been taken from us before her time, in such an unspeakable way.
“We'd like to thank our family, friends and the community for all of their love and support.
“We will miss our mum forever. We'll keep her alive in our hearts.
“As a family we would request privacy during this very difficult time.”