THIS is businesswoman Sara Williams whose strangled body was discovered at her home in Wirral.
An inquest was told that a telephone call led police to make the grim discovery.
Keen horserider Miss Williams, 40, the director of a building firm, was found by officers on Monday at her top floor flat in St James Road in New Brighton.
Wirral Coroner Christopher Johnson has opened an inquest into her death.
Wirral Coroner’s officer Donald Johnston told the opening of an inquest into her death that she was pronounced dead at her address at 1.20pm that day by paramedics.
He added: “I was further informed that at 13.07 on Monday, April 16, a telephone call was received at the Merseyside Police Control Room to the effect that the police should attend the address.
“On arrival police officers found the deceased dead in the property.”
A post mortem revealed that Miss Williams, who was born in Wirral, had died as a result of asphyxiation.
Police later confirmed she had been strangled.
Mr Johnston finished giving his evidence to the coroner by saying that Miss Williams was a “single lady who was self-employed”.