“WE have lost our star,” said the family of a woman who was found dead in Wallingford earlier this week.

Katie Hurmuz-Irimia, who has now officially been named as the alleged murder victim by Thames Valley Police, was pronounced dead in Blue Mountains at 2am on Tuesday (August 30).

A post-mortem examination found the provisional cause of death of the 40-year-old mum was stab wounds to the neck and chest.

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Mrs Humuz-Irimia’s family have now released the following tribute to her through Thames Valley Police.

They said: “A tribute to my beautiful daughter Katie, she was a caring person that looked out for other people.

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“Katie was friendly person and lovely mum to Hayden. We are missing you terribly, bye from all of us.

“Words will never describe how we feel, we have lost our star, shine high and bight, take care my angel sleep tight. Love the whole Chalk family. RIP.”

Tributes have also been paid to Mrs Hurmuz-Irimia both online and at the scene of her death.

Mihai Hurmuz-Irimia, aged 28, of Blue Mountains, Wallingford, has been charged with one count of murder.

He appeared in Oxford Magistrates’ Court this morning dressed in a grey tracksuit. The Wallingford man spoke only to confirm his personal details.

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He was remanded in custody and will appear before the Recorder of Oxford, Judge Ian Pringle QC, for a bail hearing on Monday morning (September 5).


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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