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Wellington homicide victim named

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/06/2016

The victim of an alleged homicide in Wellington last month had only just married, her family have said in a tribute.

Heidi Renee Pryor, 37, can now be named as the woman found dead in a Strathmore Park house on May 6.

A court order had previously prevented her name being made public.

A 37-year-old woman, who still has name suppression, has been charged with Ms Pryor's murder.

She is undergoing assessment over her mental health and is due back in the High Court at Wellington in August.

In a statement, Ms Pryor's family and friends described the Australian-born woman as gentle, thoughtful and loyal.

"She went out of her way to help people and didn't have a bad bone in her body," her mother said.

An avid mountain biker, Ms Pryor moved to Wellington 10 years ago for work.

She had married in February this year, on what her husband describe as "one of those beautiful Wellington days with blue sky and no hint of a breeze".

"Everyone without exception remarked about how happy she was on that day. It was where she wanted to be," her mother said.

"Heidi made us proud each and every day. We are proud of what she achieved on her own, in life. We are very happy that she found love and happiness."

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