The woman found dead in a house in Teesside has been named as Christine Henderson.
Ms Henderson was discovered in an address on Cherwell Terrace, Middlesbrough.
She had recently lived in the Hartlepool area.
A post mortem concluded the 50-year-old died of stab wounds.
Police continue to question a 47-year-old man in connection with the incident.
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The victim was walking her dog last month in an area known to locals as 'Black Bobby's Field'.