The family of a mother found dead at home paid tribute to the ‘irreplaceable’ beauty consultant last night as her son was charged with her murder.
Fiona Fisher, 51, was found dead at her £1million house by police after relatives became concerned when she did not answer calls.
Officers arrested her son, 22-year-old Thomas Fisher, at the scene on Friday. He will appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court today charged with murder, fraud, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Fiona Fisher (pictured), 51, was found dead by police at her Victorian home in Crowborough
Her son was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Sussex
Detectives are trying to piece together what happened inside the property in Crowborough, East Sussex, after reportedly finding blood in the bedroom.
The family of Mrs Fisher, who also had a daughter, 20-year-old Megan, said they were struggling to come to terms with the tragedy as officers scoured the house for clues.
A statement 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.’
Mrs Fisher was found dead on Friday evening at the double-fronted Victorian detached home where she had lived since 2000.
Investigators said they were ‘not seeking anyone else’ over the death. The five-bedroom property had been on and off the market over the past year, and neighbours said they had rarely seen the victim in recent months.
Mrs Fisher worked as an assistant manager for upmarket beauty products brand L’Occitane in nearby Tunbridge Wells, according to one online profile.
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 the man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Crowborough
Neighbours said she was in a relationship with a new man after splitting from her husband Ian, 52, a former hedge fund sales director.
Mr Fisher now runs a company offering bespoke services to supercar owners based at Dunsfold Park in Surrey, the home of BBC’s Top Gear.
One neighbour said: ‘I haven’t seen her for months because I know she was trying to sell the property for a year or so.
‘She’s spent most of her time building a new life with someone, I think that’s why she was trying to sell the house.
‘Along this lane, we all know each other and all the neighbours are very friendly with each other but she was private.
‘She didn’t really want to be involved in that sort of thing. I hadn’t seen her since before Christmas actual