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Bicester Murder: Janee Parsons Found Dead
A man is being questioned after his American beauty therapist wife was stabbed to death in the family home.
Janee Parsons, 31, was found by police who were called to her detached home on Saturday after neighbours reported hearing a heated argument and screams.
Despite attempts by officers and ambulance staff to resuscitate her, she was declared dead at hospital.
A 38-year-old man, believed to be her husband Andrew, remains in police custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Members of the victim's family, who have flown from the US, are believed to be caring for the couple's two young sons.
A post-mortem examination found that mother-of-two Mrs Parsons died from multiple incised wounds, Thames Valley Police said.
It is thought the family moved from the US to Bicester, Oxfordshire, where Mrs Parsons was killed at the family's home in Lucerne Avenue.
She was originally from Yukon, Oklahoma, and for several years ran the Oxford Spa beauty salon in Oklahoma City before moving to the UK.
Her friend, health and beauty writer Antonia Mariconda, tweeted: "R.I.P my beautiful friend Janee Parsons murdered last night I'm devastated at her loss, words are beyond the grief."
Detective Chief Inspector Joe Kidman, leading the investigation, said: "The victim's family has been informed of the death and, although formal identification of the woman's body is yet to take place, we believe her to be Janee Parsons, aged 31.
"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but are keen to speak with anyone in Lucerne Avenue who may have important information to help us establish the circumstances of this tragic incident."
Area Commander, Superintendent Andy Boyd, said: "I would like to offer the reassurance to residents that I can say at this stage that this is not believed to be a random attack and we believe that the victim and the offender knew each other."
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