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Family of woman found dead at her home pays tribute to her

The family of a woman who was found dead at her home in Clacton has paid tribute to her, describing her as 'love and treasured'.

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Above: Carol Cooper

Police were contacted just before 7pm on Friday, November 2, 2012 following concerns for the welfare of 66-year-old Carol Cooper.

Officers forced their way into a flat on St Vincent Road where they found her body.

Carol's son Peter Dickson was arrested at the flat and later charged with one count of murder.

The 37-year-old, also of St Vincent Road, Clacton, appeared before magistrates in Chelmsford on Monday, November 5, 2012.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Carol's family has paid tribute to her. They said: "Carol Cooper was a vibrant, fun loving lady, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, so cruelly taken from us, loved and treasured.

"She leaves behind a wealth of memories and will never be forgotten. Peace at last X”

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