Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in Hackney flat

4 September 2019, 12:39 | Updated: 11 September 2019, 10:21

Sandra Samuels was found dead in her flat in Herrick House, Hackney
Sandra Samuels was found dead in her flat in Herrick House, Hackney. Picture: Google Street View
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

Police have made two arrests after the body of a woman was found in her East London home.

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder in connection to the death of a woman in her home in Hackney.

Police say the body of Sandra Samuels, 44, was found in her flat in Herrick House after a welfare check on 31 August.

Her body was discovered at 1:30pm by police, and police are treating her death as suspicious.

A post-mortem took place yesterday but further tests are still required.

A 47 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, and has been released under investigation.

A second man, aged 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder today and remains in police custody.

Police have confirmed that her family have been informed of her death and are being supported.

Her death comes 18 months after Daniel Frederick was murdered in Shakespeare Walk on the same estate.

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