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Carmen Buchacra found dead in Bath was strangled

Carmen Gabriela Miron Buchacra
Image caption Ms Miron Buchacra was studying for a PhD in postgenomic biosciences at the University of Bath

A woman found dead in Bath city centre had been strangled, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

The woman, who was found dead on Sunday, has been named by police as Carmen Gabriela Miron Buchacra, aged 28, who was known to her friends as Gaby.

Her partner, Paul Keene, 31, of Bennett Street, Bath, has been charged with her murder and appeared at Bath and Wansdyke Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Mr Keene was remanded in custody by the court.

Ms Miron Buchacra was studying for a PhD in postgenomic biosciences at the University of Bath.

The university's head of the department of biology and biochemistry, Dr Richard Hooley, said: "All of us who had the privilege of working and studying with Gaby are going to miss her very much indeed.

"She was an outstanding and gifted research student and a lively, engaging and caring young woman."

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