Image source, Family photo Image caption, Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was a "perfect daughter, perfect friend, " her mother said
Parents of a woman murdered by her partner before she 'he did commit suicide said they didn ' t understand why he did it.
Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was stabbed to death by Benjamin Green, 41, at his home from Kettering, Northamptonshire,in August.
Her mother Rachel said she was a "perfect girl, a perfect friend " and a "beautiful inner person ".
Her father Steve added that there was no sign of previous domestic violence.
The body of Ms Durdant-Hollamby, from Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, was found on Slate Drive on August 27, alongside that of Mr. Green, 41, who is self-inflicted fatal stabbing.
Image caption, Ms Durdant-Hollamby was living with her parents Steve and Rachel at the time she was murdered
Police said that she was not looking for anyone else in connection with her death.
Investigations are due in January.
Speaking to the media for the first time, her mother said: "A lot was done in the press about her beauty and her beauty, but she was a beautiful person on the inside.
" She was caring, loving, compassionate ; she loved her family and she loved her friends. This is what we will always remember her. "
Ms. Durdant-Hollamby lived with her parents and worked in marketing for a undertakene construction.
His mother said the Covid -19 pandemic gave them "the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family ", and they celebrated the 21st daughter's birthday at home.
She said the day before her body was found, she saw through a phone app that she was at Mr. Green's, but was not worry.
Image source, Family photo Image caption, Ms. Durdant-Hollamby and Mr. Green had been ar thinking she was going on vacation without him the following week, her mom said
It was only the next day when she got a text from a friend about her daughter, she started to worry.
The friend, wondering why Mrs Durdant-Hollamby had not joined her with another friend on a call from group the night before, asked "if I heard from Maddie, " she said.
Parents' worries increased when they heard that she had missed a business meeting, which was unusual.
A friend visited Mr. Green's house but got no response, so the couple called the police.
In the meantime, they saw the house in a repolocal rtage on a "major incident ".
"That 's when we both knew this would not be good news " said Mr. . Durdant-Hollamby, who worked with Mr. Green.
Image source, Richard Knights / Hfrance.fr Image caption, Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mrs Durdant -Death of Hollamby
Ms Durdant-Hollamby said her daughter and Mr Green disagreed that she was going on vacation without him the following week.
She said that during that their daughter was aware of her pa rent's concerns about her relationship and the age gap, she hadn't told them she was ending it.
"We let's actually think she probably wanted to be able to come home later that night and say 'i ended my relationship with ben and i'm going on vacation next week and have a good time ', "she said.
Mr. Durdant-Hollamby said the post mortem examination showed their daughter hadn't struggled "and then you know what happened and what Ben did ".
He added: "The hardest part with that, we don'twill never understand the why. It will never come out. We live with that, and unfortunately his family too.
Image source, Family photo Image caption, Mrs Durdant-Hollamby's family has created an inheritance fundage for their daughter
Mrs Durdant-Hollamby said she "can never forgive him what he took from her and took from us ".
But she said she only felt sadness, not anger.
"She had her whole life ahead of her to live but that didn't me. 'not keep me from feeling incredibly sad for him and his family, "she said.
" He had his whole life ahead of him too - three beautiful children, a career , a house - he had everything in his life that he had worked for and wanted.
"It 's such a mess; it was a waste of her life but also a waste of her. "
A fund at Ms Durdant-Hollamby name has so far raised over £ 39,000 for the Construction Youth Trust , which helps young people join the industry.
"This is something that we think we can use as a legacy and it certainly helps us move forward ", a said Mr. Durdant-Hollamby.
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