Pictured: A 47-year old ex-director of the company was found dead at his home in Wells, Somerset. This is as friends paid tribute to their ‘angel,’ who were taken into custody on suspicions of murder by two men.

  • Sarah Ashwell Joice, 47 years old, was found dead in Wells.
  • The death of her mother is being investigated as suspicious. A murder investigation has been initiated. 
  • Her family has been informed, although formal identification of the deceased is still not complete
  • Two men currently remain in police custody after being arrested under suspicion for murder. 

After an ex-director of a company was discovered dead in her Somerset home, friends have paid tribute to the deceased online.

While no official identification has been made, online mourners have identified the victim as Sarah Ashwell Joice, 47 years old.

One woman said: “Cant get my heads around this…this is just awful.”

‘My love and thoughts with your boys not just now but forever more and your family..heartbreaking news.’

Another said: RIP Sarah. Always remember the laughs we shared at work. You are in the arms the angels now. Until then, our friendship will continue.

Although no formal identification has taken place yet, mourners paying their respects online have named 47-year-old Sarah Ashwell Joice (pictured) as the woman found dead at a home in Somerset on Sunday

Though no formal identification was made, online tributes paid to the deceased woman were able to name Sarah Ashwell Joice, 47 (pictured), as Sarah Ashwell Joice.

Friends and mourners took to social media to pay their respects for ex company director Sarah

Sarah, Sarah’s former director of the company was buried in the hearts and minds of friends and colleagues.

Another wrote, “Can’t believe the things I’m hearing. Shocked and saddened.”

“Fond memories from our childhood that we will treasure.

It’s a time of peace, rest easy angel.

This is after police opened a murder investigation following the discovery at South Street in Wells of her body on Sunday at 2.30pm. 

Police have confirmed that the victim’s cause of death is yet to be officially identified.

Two men were arrested for murder suspicion and the death has been treated as suspicious.

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead at an address in Wells, Somerset

An investigation into a case of murder has been opened after a victim was discovered dead in Wells.

A police cordon remains in place in South Street on Monday as a murder investigation continues

On Monday, South Street was still under police guard as the murder investigation continued.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police claimed that officers were present at an address on South Street, Wells after discovering the body of a female.

“Officers were summoned to the site by an ambulance just after 2.30pm Sunday.

The cause of death for the woman is yet to be officially established. Detectives, however, are treating the matter as suspicious. A murder inquiry has been initiated.

Although formal identification of the woman is still to be done, her immediate next-of-kin have been informed about it and they are being assisted. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

Two men were arrested on suspicion for murder overnight and are still in custody by police Monday morning.

South Street has a police perimeter while investigations continue.

Police have closed off the street following the suspicious death of a woman. Two men are in custody on suspicion of murder

The street has been closed by police following the murder of a suspect. Two suspects are being held in police custody.

Police have said detectives are currently treating the death as suspicious and a murder enquiry has been launched

The police stated that detectives were treating the death suspiciously and launched a murder inquiry.

Wells has just 12,000 inhabitants and is popular in Somerset. The city boasts a large cathedral, a historic center, and city status. 

The city is often used as a base for visitors to the likes of Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey. 

Avon and Somerset Police urged everyone with phone or dashcam footage from South Street last weekend, which might help, and anyone else who may have seen or heard something suspicious, to contact 101 and mention the reference 522126187575.

Members of the general public may also call Crimestoppers 100 percent anonymously at 0800555111