Cause of death revealed for mum-of-three found dead in Wirral flat. A series of complex tests have now finally established how Helen Joy died after she was found at a flat in Leasowe, Wirral.
It has been established that a mother of three who was reportedly murdered inside a Wirral flat died as a result of severe injuries and deadly hypothermia.
Helen Joy was discovered over six months ago at the property in Twickenham Drive, Leasowe.
A series of complex tests have been ongoing to establish how she died. since she was found on February 1.
Ms Joy’s killing was one of three murder investigations launched by Merseyside Police in the last fortnight, all of which involved female victims.
It prompted detectives to issue a public plea about domestic abuse as an assistant chief constable said, “we never know who may be suffering behind their own front door and closed curtains.”
Kevin Ashton, 45, of Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, has been charged with murder and will go on trial in Liverpool Crown Court in October.
Ms. Joy was the mother of three children, two grown daughters and a boy.
In a statement they said: “The news of our mum’s death came as a massive shock to us all and we are all heartbroken.
“We didn’t always see eye to eye but she was our mum and we are all devastated by what has happened.
“We are happy that mum is no longer in pain and is now safe with the angels and now we just want justice for her.”
Ashton and Ms Joy were known to each other, and the suspect was arrested a short time after the discovery of the 54-year-old.