Family pays tribute to 'incredibly special' Marlow murder victim

James Preston

Family pays tribute to 'incredibly special' Marlow murder victim

A family has paid tribute to an 'incredibly special' elderly woman who was murdered in Marlow Bottom this week.

In a statement released through Thames Valley Police, the family of Albertina 'Tina' Choules, 81, described her 'simple, self-sufficient way of life' and how she 'never liked to sit still'.

Tina's body was found at a property in Ragmans Lane on Wednesday morning. A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The family statement reads as follows: “Tina was incredibly special, as was her simple, self-sufficient way of life with no electricity, television or washing machine.

“She never liked to sit still and worked tirelessly to maintain her beautiful garden and produce all year round.

“Even in her old age she would chop trees, dig up flowerbeds and wrestle with her lovely dog, Georgie. She was completely selfless in giving away her fantastic fruit and vegetables to friends and family as well as sharing her wonderful Buddhist Stupas (that she built with her own hands) with those that chose to walk in the woodland.

“Her friends and family in both the UK and Italy will miss her very dearly.”

Police confirmed today that Tina had died from a blunt trauma head injury and her body was set on fire.

The murder investigation is ongoing.

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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