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“I’m as strong as I’ve ever been”: Young mum Kerri McAuley’s moving Facebook post written in the days before she was found dead at her Norwich home

PUBLISHED: 09:10 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 14 June 2017

A photo of Kerri McAuley posted on the Contenders Norwich website . PHOTO CREDIT: Still Focused

A photo of Kerri McAuley posted on the Contenders Norwich website . PHOTO CREDIT: Still Focused

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Mum-of-two Kerri McAuley posted on Facebook that she was going in to 2017 as “strong as I’ve ever been” in the days before her death.

Kerri shared an optimistic post on Facebook on Christmas Day (Picture: Facebook) Kerri shared an optimistic post on Facebook on Christmas Day (Picture: Facebook)

The 32 year old, who leaves behind two young sons, was found dead at her home in Southalls Way, Norwich, on Sunday evening.

Taking to her social media page on Christmas Day, she wrote: ‘“We might not of had the greatest couple of months and although I’ve not much felt in the Christmas spirit and it’s all had to be last min I’m on the mend and I’ve managed to pull it all together for my babies because as mums that’s what you do.

“I’m ready to start my 2017 as strong as I’ve ever been. Happy Christmas everyone.”

The JustGiving page set up by Kerri's friends has so far raised over £9000. Picture: Screengrab/JustGiving The JustGiving page set up by Kerri's friends has so far raised over £9000. Picture: Screengrab/JustGiving

MORE: Norwich man Joe Storey due in court today charged with the murder of Kerri McAuley

She shared a photo of her sons’ Christmas presents under a tree alongside the message.

Kerri’s 26-year-old ex-boyfriend Joe Storey, of Murrells Court, St John Street, Norwich, has been charged with murder.

Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

He will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court today.

Police have said a post mortem examination which took place on Monday was inconclusive however there is evidence that Kerri was subjected to a severe blunt force assault.

A JustGiving page has been set up by friends to try and raise enough money to pay for Miss McAuley’s funeral and headstone.

Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The page has so far amassed more than £9000 in donations.

Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

More tributes to Kerri Mcauley left close to murder scene. Photo: Peter Walsh More tributes to Kerri Mcauley left close to murder scene. Photo: Peter Walsh

More tributes to Kerri Mcauley left close to murder scene. Photo: Peter Walsh More tributes to Kerri Mcauley left close to murder scene. Photo: Peter Walsh

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