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Pictured: woman, 41, who was found dead in her East London home on Valentine’s Day

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Pictured: woman, 41, who was found stabbed to death in her South East London home on Valentine’s Day, was killed by a single knife wound, say police

  • Naomi Hunte, 41, was pronounced dead in her flat in Woolwich, police said    
  • Police have launched a murder probe but no arrests have yet been made 
  • Neighbours paid tribute to the ‘beautiful’ and ‘kind’ woman after her sad death

A 41-year-old woman, who was killed by a single knife wound, has been named after she was found stabbed to death in her South East London home on Valentine’s Day, police said today. 

Neighbours claimed they heard a woman screaming before ‘beautiful’ Naomi Hunte, 41, was pronounced dead in her flat on the edge of a large housing estate in Woolwich on Monday evening. 

Joy Oga, 34, who lives in the block, paid tribute to Naomi, saying: ‘She was beautiful but her beauty was hidden by all the problems she had. 

‘It is heart-breaking to hear about something like this happening here.

‘Last night I could not sleep, all I was doing was thinking about it. Living here is not safe.’ 

Met police are believed to have broken down her door that is on the edge of a large three-storey block of flats on Congleton Grove at 8.30pm to get inside.   

Naomi was pronounced dead at the scene, and a murder investigation has been launched. 

Neighbours claimed police said that she may have been lying there for days. 

She died following a single stab sound, a post-mortem has confirmed, and no arrests have been made. 

‘Beautiful’ Naomi Hunte, 41, was found stabbed to death in her South East London home on Valentine’s Day. She was killed by a single knife wound, police said

Joy Oga, 34, who lives in the Congleton Grove block, paid tribute to Naomi, saying: 'She was beautiful but her beauty was hidden by all the problems she had'

Joy Oga, 34, who lives in the Congleton Grove block, paid tribute to Naomi, saying: ‘She was beautiful but her beauty was hidden by all the problems she had’ 

A murder probe was launched into the death on Congleton Grove but so far no arrests have been made, Scotland Yard said

A murder probe was launched into the death on Congleton Grove but so far no arrests have been made, Scotland Yard said

Her neighbours talked about the problems she was having with a ‘string of boyfriends’.   

Andrew, 59, who lives in the block but did not want to be identified, said: ‘I knew her. She had a string of different boyfriends. 

‘I never saw her in work uniform. I never saw her in the morning either, I don’t think she worked or had children.

‘On the night she died someone heard her screaming and the police went in. They broke down the door and found her with wounds.’ 

NHS worker Borbor Lamin Kabia, 62, told the Evening Standard: ‘She was very nice and pretty.’ 

A spokesman for the Met Police said today: 'The woman's next of kin have been informed'

A spokesman for the Met Police said today: ‘The woman’s next of kin have been informed’

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I did not know her well but I think she was called Naomi. I don’t know.

‘We would chat a bit and say hello to each other but we were not friends.’

Another resident added: ‘I knew she was a black woman and that she lived here but that’s all I know about her. She did not have children.’ 

A spokesman for the Met Police said today: ‘The woman’s next of kin have been informed.

‘While formal identification awaits, officers can confirm the deceased is Naomi Hunte, 41, from Greenwich. 

‘Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating. 

‘There have been no arrests so far and detectives continue to work to establish the circumstances of Naomi’s murder.’ 

Anyone with information can call police on 02087 214027 or on 101.

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