Tribute paid to Wisbech murder victim

Laraine Maria Rayner
Laraine Maria Rayner

Tribute has been paid to the “cheerful and happy lady” who died at her home in Wisbech.

Police found mother-of-three Laraine Rayner, 52, at her home in Mill Road, Wisbech, on April 24.

A 43-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A statement has been released on behalf of Ms Rayner’s family.

It states: “Laraine was a cheerful, happy lady who was always there for other people.

“She would often come out with one line comments that would make people laugh. She will be sadly missed by all the family.”

A post mortem carried out by Home Office pathologist, Nat Cary, concluded Ms Rayner died from a stab wound to the neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call DI Lucy Thomson on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org