‘A beautiful soul’: Tributes paid to adored Sheffield mum at centre of murder probe

Tributes have been paid to an ‘adored’ Sheffield mum whose death has triggered a murder probe.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 5:00 pm

Kimberley Smith, known as Kimmy, was found unconscious and unresponsive after ambulance crews were called to an address in Pavilion Way, Firth Park, at 8.25am on Friday, June 26.

The 35-year-old was taken to hospital but could not be saved and died later that afternoon.

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Her heartbroken family said she was ‘a much adored mother, daughter, sister and loved one’.

Detectives said she left an address in Lilac Road,Wincobank, between 4am and 4.30am on the day she died and walked to the address in Pavilion Way, where she was later found unconscious.

A 22-year-old Sheffield man remains on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Tributes have been paid Kimberley, with her sister Levi-J Denton posting on Facebook: “I love you till the end of time.”

Kimberley’s childhood friend, Jo Rebecca, added: “Such a beautiful soul you was inside and out. Sending my love to your family. You will be missed dearly.

“I wish I wasn't writing this right now. Fly high you beautiful woman. Never forget our memories we had.”

Laura Carol added: “You were a great woman and friend and a good mum. You will always be sadly missed and be in our hearts.”

Karen Downs described Kimberley as a ‘beautiful friend’ and Isabella Pearson said she was a ‘fabulous auntie’.

Anyone with information about the death should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 450 of June 26.