Alton murder victim named as investigation continues

Police were called to an address in Aldersey Fields in Alton on Sunday afternoon.

Police have named a woman who was murdered in Alton on Sunday. 

Bonnie Marie Harwood, 47, of Aldersey Fields in Alton, was found dead at her home on Sunday 10th October.

A post mortem confirmed that she died as a result of a fatal stab wound.

Today, Bonnie’s family have released a photograph and the following tribute:

Words cannot describe how we feel - our hearts have been broken into a million pieces.

“We want to thank our family, friends, and Bonnie's friends for the love and support they have given us. Without them we don't know how we would cope with the loss of Bonnie.

“We will always be thinking of her, and we ask that you respect our privacy at this time."

A post mortem found the woman died from a stab wound

Four people have been arrested this week on suspicion of her murder.

Two 46-year-old men, and a 51-year-old man, all from Alton, have been released from custody on police bail.

A 31-year-old man from Alton was also arrested and remains in custody at this time.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The woman's body was found at an address in Aldersey Fields in Alton
Police have now launched a murder investigation

Detective Inspector Lee McClellan said: “This is a distressing investigation for all involved, and our thoughts remain with the friends and family of Bonnie.

“As our investigation develops we continue to ask for any information from the public that may assist us.

“If you have information about what’s happened, or any footage or images from Aldersey Fields between 9pm on October 9 and 1pm on October 10 then please make contact.”