The family of Kayleigh Hanks, 29, who tragically died at her flat in London Road, Bexhill on Sunday (21 July) have released a photo of Kayleigh in her memory.
Ian Paton, 36, a sales representative, of Snowdrop Rise, St Leonards, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (23 July), charged with her murder. He was remanded in custody to appear at an initial hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (25 July).
A postmortem was carried out on Monday (22 July) and found that the cause her death was strangulation.
Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are asking anyone who has information that could assist their investigation to contact them online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Elwood.