Sheila Wild - the woman found dead in a South Yorkshire farmhouse - was ‘always bubbly and smiling’ according to a friend.
Police discovered the body of Mrs Wild, aged 49, when they broke into her isolated home on Thorne Road, Blaxton, Doncaster.
Her 51-year-old husband Raymond, known as Tony, was unconscious and has since been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains ‘critical’ in hospital.
The couple were customers of the Spar shop in Auckley and one of the owners, Sharon Bhdaal, said yesterday: “They were nice people who we have known for about 10 years, when my husband worked for BT and went to see them about putting a phone line in.
“They started shopping here and our staff got to know them quite well. We found out on Thursday morning when our paper boy went to deliver their paper and couldn’t get in because of the police cordon.”
Mrs Bhdaal described Mrs Wild, a pig breeder, as ‘always bubbly and smiling’.