Police have named a mother-of-five who was found dead at the weekend.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of 33-year-old Natalie Saunders.
Her body was found at an address in Tomlinson Way in Middlesbrough on Sunday morning.
“We are deeply heartbroken at this difficult time and ask for privacy to come to terms with what has happened.
“Natalie was a beautiful lady and we will miss her.
“Natalie, you will forever and always be in our hearts and thoughts. Sweet dreams, sleep tight and we pray you are now at peace xx.”
A 24-year-old man appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with murder and police inquiries are ongoing.