A young lady who was found dead in East London has left behind a heartbroken family. She claimed she had “fallen in love with the wrong crowd” after failing to speak with her relatives for long periods.
29-year-old Kirsty Louise Ashley, originally from Scunthorpe, was found dead at a house in Earlham Grove, Newham, at 11.55am on December 26.
Yayha Abboukar (26), was charged by the Metropolitan Police with murder.
Mr Aboukar appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, December 31.
Grimsby Live spoke to Kyomi Martin about Miss Ashley, her sister.
Kirsty Lou Ashley, 29, a Scunthorpe native, was discovered dead in Newham on Boxing Day. Yahya Abukar 26, was charged with the murder.
She stated that they played every weekend together in the park next to mum’s house and in the streets.
“Kirsty gifted me a nephew, and a niece. I still remember our laughter when we were young.
“All that we desire is to bring her home to Hull. When she is back, we will be able to plan a funeral.
Ms Martin stated that her sister was ‘in the wrong crowd’, and hadn’t spoken to family members in many years because of a family breakup.
Ashley belonged to a large extended family that included three sisters and one brother. Two of her children were adopted later.
Jean Ashley, her grandmother in Scunthorpe was her home. She visited her sister and mother regularly.
Ms Ashley first moved to Hull, Grimsby and Bradford, before finally settling down in London a few years back.
Kyomi Martin, Miss Ashley’s sister, said that she was ‘in the wrong crowd’ after a family split and hadn’t spoken to her relatives in many years.
Officers outside Newham East London address where Miss Ashley was found dead on Boxing Day
Chelsea, another sister, said media that Tracy Bemrose, her mother, had told Chelsea she was certain life would never be the same. She is truly devastated.
Parents should never be separated from their children.
“I also feel truly broken. We are all shocked, but it is a difficult time for our family.
An examination post-mortem revealed that Ashley had died of blunt force trauma.
Ashley was part of an extended family which included two sisters, three brothers and half-sisters. Two of her children were adopted later.
Police conducted investigations at Earlham Grove yesterday and today, so a cordon continued to be in place.
Mylondon was told by a Newham neighbor that this road is one of Newham’s best. It is home to many nice people, compared with other roads.
One added, “I just returned from visiting my family.” It was something I never imagined would happen.
It is truly heartbreaking. The last thing you want to see, especially around Christmas.
“I sympathize with her family. As it seems that many people leave our properties, I do not know her identity. Her heart is broken.