Tribute to dead woman as man appears in court

A woman who died after being found unresponsive at an address in Chelmsford has been described as a “fantastic mother” who was “loved by everyone”.

Police were called to an address in Rothmans Avenue just before 5.10am on Wednesday April 26 where 37 year-old Elise Mason was found unresponsive inside.

She died at the scene.

Paying tribute, her mum said: “I have not only lost my daughter, but I have lost my best friend too.

“Elise was a fantastic mother to her children and she was loved by everybody.

“Please respect our privacy at this time.”

Thirty-eight year-old Mark Donovan, of Rothmans Avenue, has been charged with Elise’s murder.

He was due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court today (Tuesday May 2).

Mick Ferris

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