A woman who died at her home in Harlow on Sunday has been formally identified as Claire Parrish, 37.
Miss Parrish, who lived at Copshall Close, died shortly after being admitted to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
A provisional post mortem examination result has shown that the cause of death was "blunt force trauma which caused internal bleeding".
A 45-year-old man from Harlow, who also received treatment at Princess Alexandra Hospital, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
More top news
The cloudy skies will remain tonight but at least temperatures will stay frost-free.
Norwich City manager Alex Neil admitted his team 'lacked a spark' as they suffered a surprise home defeat to struggling Wigan Athletic.
Cloud will thicken from the north and west this afternoon but it will stay dry.