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Update 1.50PM: Tragic Kirsty Humphrey was stabbed to death
10:13am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
TRAGIC Kirsty Humphrey was stabbed to death, according to the results of a post mortem examination.
Provisional results of the examination show Kirsty died of stab wounds to her neck and chest.
A murder investigation is now being led by DCI Simon Werrett of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.
A 24-year-old man from Colchester continues to be questioned on suspicion of her murder.
Anyone with information on Kirsty's death should contact detectives at the North Eastern Major Investigation Team on 101 or by email at email@example.com.
Floral tributes have today been placed outside the home of the tragic mum.
Kirsty, 23, was discovered seriously injured at her Queen Elizabeth Way home yesterday morning.
Paramedics were called at around 7.30am, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Later that morning her partner, Mark Czapla, 24, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody this morning.
A row of floral tributes have been placed outside Kirsty's home.
One message read: "Rest in peace Kirsty. Thoughts are with your family, especially Brooke.
"It was a pleasure to have known you."
Monkwick Infants School, where Brooke spent her first day on Tuesday, said teachers would be helping pupils understand "they do not need to be frightened".
A spokesman said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family at this extremely sad time. As a school in the heart of the community we have all been affected by this sad news.
“The priority for us is ensuring pupils are supported and feel safe. We have sought advice from Essex Police and support agencies to help us plan how to speak to pupils about this, and will particularly focus on ensuring they understand they do not need to be frightened.
“We will be talking through issues as they arise, specifically remembrance, in circle time within individual classes.
“When the time is right for the young girl to return to school we will utilise the support offered by Essex County Council and trained professionals to ensure she is offered the highest level of support.”
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