UPDATE: Wilmslow man charged with murder following discovery of a body in Handforth
Formal identification of the victim has now been completed.
The victim has been identified as Pamela Ann Mellor, of Stoneyfold Lane, Bosley, near Macclesfield.
The 55-year-old was a mum-of-four adult children.
Her family have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers and have issued the following tribute:
“Our loving mum Pamela Ann Mellor was a caring, gentle soul who was well known and loved within the community.
“Our mum would contact us daily and ensured that we were always put first.
“She will be truly missed and will forever be in our hearts.”
The man who has been charged with murdering Pamela, Matthew Bolland, appeared at Chester Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday 21 August.
He has been remanded in custody and is set to return to the court on Monday 7 October.