Family pays tribute to ‘much adored mum’, 35, who was killed in Sheffield as cops arrest man over her murder

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THE FAMILY of a woman who died after she was found unconscious in a house in Sheffield have said she was “a much adored mother, daughter, sister”.

Kimberley Smith, 35, was found unresponsive by ambulance crews at an address in Pavilion Way, Firth Park, at around 8.25pm on Friday.

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Kimberley Smith died on Friday after being found unconscious[/caption]

She died in hospital shortly before 5pm the same day.

South Yorkshire Police launched an inquiry and a 22-year-old man from Sheffield remains on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives said they are still trying to piece together her final movements and her caused of death has not been determined.

Ms Smith’s family issued a statement which said: “Kimmy was a much adored mother, daughter, sister and loved one and we, her family, request time to grieve in peace.”

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Detective Chief Inspector James Axe said: “At some time between 4am and 4.30am on Friday, it’s understood that Kimberley left an address located in Lilac Road, Firth Park.

“We believe she then walked to Pavilion Way.

“It is now our priority to build up a picture of exactly what happened between her leaving the Lilac Road address and paramedics being called at 8.25am.


“If you were in the area and believe you saw Kimberley that morning, please contact us.

“We are also looking to speak to anyone who believes they hold information that may assist us as we investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.”

Detectives are awaiting the full results of a post-mortem examination to establish the exact cause of death.

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