Detectives investigating the murder of 39-year-old mother Aliny Mendes have more time to question a suspect.

Ms. Mendes died Friday night on London Road near Cheam

After that, the police were given more time to question a man about suspicions of murder.

A Surrey police statement states: "A man in his forties from Epsom remains in police custody after Detectives from Guildford County Court have been given more time to investigate the arrest on Friday."

The incident occurred on Friday night (Guy Walker)

Earlier, another man in his fifties from London was arrested on suspicion of supporting a criminal, but was released without any further action being taken against him.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Chapman added, "We are working incredibly hard to pull things together during this shocking incident and are doing everything we can to support Aliny's family."

He claimed that more officers and PCSOs had been stationed in the area after the incident, and asked for witnesses or others with more information to contact the force.

On Saturday night, Ms. Mendes's sister paid tribute and said, "My sister was gracious and always thought of everyone, especially her children. She had a wonderful heart and there was no one like her. She was a caring sister and worried everyone.

"She always made sure everyone was fine, tried to help everyone, where she could, and she liked to cook and organize surprise parties for friends and family, giving away cakes and gifts that she loved. was her children for love. "

A fundraiser to help her children and return her body to her friends in Brazil has raised more than £ 35,000.

Ms. Aliny was described on this page as "dear friend, colleague and mother of four revered children."

"Her friends, fellowship, colleagues and her family in Brazil and other parts of the world are totally shocked at the loss of this wonderful person," added a statement on the page.

Ms. Mendes was stabbed only a few feet from Meadow Primary School.

London Road and the adjacent Sparrow Farm Road were closed off after police investigation.

The area where the attack took place is a village on the southwestern border between London and Surrey.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police with reference number PR / 45190014238.

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