Woman found dead in Somerset village named by police
A woman found stabbed and asphyxiated at a house in Somerset has been named by police.
Catherine McDonald was found at home on Hilly Park in Norton Fitzwarren, on Tuesday.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder of the 57-year-old, and remains in police custody.
Avon and Somerset Police said a post-mortem examination has confirmed the cause of death as stabbing and asphyxiation.
In a statement issued on behalf of the McDonald family, her parents described her as a "dear daughter".
"We will miss her greatly and are working with the police to bring a speedy conclusion to their investigation.
"As a family we would ask the public to contact the police with any information that might assist, no matter how small or insignificant you might think it is."