Brighton murder victim’s family pay tribute to ‘kind, gentle and loving’ Samaritan

Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 5:42 pm

The woman murdered in her Fiveways home this week was a Samaritan, described in a family tribute as “kind, gentle and loving”.

Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 27 October): “The woman who sadly died after being attacked in her own home in Sandgate Road, Brighton, has been named as 46-year-old Jillian Howell.

Jill Howell

“Her devastated family have issued the following tribute to her: ‘Jill was a kind, gentle and loving sister, aunty and friend.’”

Her family said: “We are shocked and heartbroken by her loss.

“She touched many lives in her volunteer work with the Samaritans and was always helping others.

“She loved to travel and was a passionate Albion fan and season ticket holder.

“She lived life to the fullest and was dearly loved by her friends and family.”

Sussex Police added: “The family has asked to be left to grieve in private and hopes that this wish will be respected.

“A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Jill’s murder remains in police custody.”

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