'Help me find out what happened to my daughter', pleads Essex councillor

Essex councillor Miriam Lewis and her daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle Credit: Facebook / Miriam Lewis

An Essex councillor is appealing for help to find out what happened to her "beautiful, much-adored" daughter after she was found dead in Heybridge.

Police are not treating the death of Natalie Lewis-Hoyle - whose father is House of Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle - as suspicious.

The 28-year-old was found at a property in the Beeches Road area at 6.45am on Friday, December 15.

Both her parents have issued statements through Facebook.

Miriam Lewis, who is a councillor for Maldon, called Natalie "my only child, my mini me".

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle was found dead in Heybridge, Essex, on Friday. Credit: Twitter / Lindsay Hoyle

Chorley MP Mr Hoyle made an announcement through his Twitter feed at lunchtime on Saturday.

Natalie's father is the House of Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle. Credit: Press Association.