A MURDER hunt is under way after the body of a woman was found at her home in Wirral.
Mother-of-one Linda Jean Nolan, 54, was found stabbed in the bedroom of her flat in West Park Gardens, Beechwood, on Saturday evening.
Police broke into the property shortly before 7.10pm after relatives expressed concern over her whereabouts.
A pos t mor tem later revealed she died as a result of stab wounds. Forensic teams arrived at the property yesterday afternoon and completed a fingertip search of the scene.
Detectives also carried out house-to-house inquiries.
Ms Nolan had a 32-year-old son and had lived at West Park Gardens for 18 months with her partner.
Detective Inspector Andy McDairmid, of Wirral CID, said: "What has become clear today is that Linda was obviously well liked by everyone in this tight-knit community.
"She was somebody who would do anything for anyone and often cared for elderly neighbours who have been left shocked and saddened by her death.
"What is vital is that anybody who knows anything about Linda and her movements leading up to Saturday evening comes and speaks to us at the earliest opportunity."
Neighbours on the Beechwood Estate said they were stunned by the news.
Anyone with information is asked to call the murder team on 0151-777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111.