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Police are still looking for the person responsible for the murder of an artist in Sussex.
Valerie Graves, 55, was found dead with significant head and facial injuries on 30 December 2013 in the bedroom of a property she was house sitting.
Ms Graves had graduated in textile design seven years ago and set up her own crafts studio at Harestanes near Jedburgh.
She had only moved to Sussex in the past few months to look after her elderly mother.
Police have still to make an arrest in connection with the incident.
Detectives say they are keeping an open mind as to the motive for the murder. The possibility of a break-in at the property has not been ruled out.
Murdered artist Valerie Graves attended the Galashiels based School of Textile and Design as a mature student.
She graduated from the Heriot-Watt University campus with a BA Hons. in 2007.
Fiona Waldron, Head of the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University’s Scottish Borders Campus, said:
The family of murder victim Valerie Graves who was found dead at a house in Bosham have paid tribute to her. Police have also been appealing for help to catch the culprit.
Tim Wood said his mother Valerie Graves was "much loved and a talented artist."
The family of Bosham murder victim Valerie Graves are making a statement at a press conference.
They will join Detective Superintendent Nick May and Chief Inspector Tanya Jones for the briefing at Littlehampton Police Station.
The family of Valerie Graves who was found dead at a house in Smugglers Lane, Bosham, on Monday 30 December have paid tribute to her.
Her family said:
Police have named a woman who was found dead in a Sussex home on 30 December as Valerie Graves from Bracklesham Bay.
She had previously been living in Maxton.
The 55-year-old, along with three members of her family, was house-sitting the property in Smugglers Lane, Bosham in West Sussex.