Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man after the body of a woman was found dumped in a suitcase four days after her wedding.
The woman, named locally as Dawn Walker, was found dead in the village of Lightcliffe, three miles east of Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.
A friend of the dead woman told YorkshireLive that Walker had a young son and got married the previous Wednesday.
The friend, who asked not to be named, said Walker was kind, caring and friendly. Her body had been discovered in a suitcase on a grassed area at the back of some trees in the village of Lightcliffe, which was cordoned off by police.
“She got married on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning,” the friend said. “Dawn was a sound woman. She got married on Wednesday and now this has happened.
“She was the soundest person you could meet. She was friendly and generous. She once paid for a disabled man’s shopping when he was short.”