The family of a mother found dead in her home have paid tribute to their ‘irreplaceable’ loved one.
Fiona Fisher, 51, was discovered when police were called to her £750,000 house in response to a request for a welfare check.
A 22-year-old male relative was arrested at the Crowborough, Sussex, property on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Fiona Fisher (pictured), 51, was found dead by police at her Victorian home in Crowborough
A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Sussex
The family of Fiona (pictured) have paid tribute to their ‘irreplaceable’ loved one
Police were called to the home to carry out a welfare check on Fiona and arrested the man following a search of the property
Lordswell Lane is pictured after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Crowborough
In a statement, her family said: ‘Fiona will be sadly missed by her daughter Megan, her mother Dorothy and stepfather Les, as well as her father.
‘There are no words to explain the love those around her felt for her, she is irreplaceable.
‘At this time we would please hope that everyone could respect our privacy and allow her friends and family to grieve.’
Police say the investigation is ongoing but that they ‘not seeking anyone else’ in relation to the incident at this time.
Residents were shocked to discover the crime had happened in their small quiet village.
One said: ‘This is such a sleepy hollow we are in a state of disbelief something like this could happen.
‘I didn’t know the woman well but she was always pleasant and friendly.’
Forensic teams spent the day on Saturday gathering clues at the house along a remote single track road on the outskirts of Crowborough.
A police guard was put on the five bedroomed home that residents said was a converted chapel and officers were back at the house on Sunday morning.
The 22-year-old is related to the dead woman found in the Crowborough home, Sussex police said
Officers spoke to the man and searched the four bedroom Victorian house worth £750,000
Neighbours said the property had been on the market several times in recent years and had failed to sell due to lack of parking.
Fiona was described as a private but pleasant woman.
One neighbour said: ‘This has stunned us. We live in a fairly remote spot and people were extremely nervous to hear it could be a murder investigation.
She added: ‘It is a lovely property, very expensive, and has been sold sever