Friends and family have paid tribute to a tragic mother whose death has prompted a murder and rape investigation.
Charrissa Brown, 35, a mother of three, died after being taken to the hospital Wednesday night.
Three men, aged 32, 52 and 61, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and rape.
Today, Charrissa’s parents, daughters and friends attended an emotional wake for her outside the address in Bury from where she was taken to hospital. It’s still a crime scene.
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On Friday night, they placed flowers and balloons outside the property on Gorse Bank, shared stories and cried as they hugged each other before launching three rockets in his memory.
They said three cheers for Charrissa.
His three children were among those who attended the vigil. Some agreed to talk to the MEN after the rockets were fired as daylight faded.
One of her daughters, Tanay, told MEN that she wanted to say four words in memory of her mother: “I will love you forever.”
Charrissa’s parents, Sue Brown and Dean Wellington, were also present.
Others also paid tribute.
One said: “No one understood her, she had a heart of gold.”
Another said: “This is a sad day. She was a legend.”
Another said: “She was a brilliant girl. Everyone had the utmost respect for her. She was brilliant.”
One woman said: “She was not an angel but she had a heart of gold.”
All three suspects remained in police custody tonight. A post-mortem examination was ‘inconclusive’, a GMP spokesman said.
The Manchester Evening News understands there were signs of possible drug abuse within the Gorse Bank property, which is a line of investigation.
Earlier, Charrissa’s mother Sue had posted her own tribute on social media, writing, “RIP my beautiful daughter.”
She said the tributes flooding her on social media show how “special and loved she is.”
Friend Leigh Kelly wrote: “Rip Charrissa Brown absolutely heartbroken.
“Lots of memories with you…one of the funniest girls I know…someday we’ll catch up until then, may you rest in peace and have the best bed in heaven my girl xxx.”
Officers responded to a “welfare concern” call 24 hours before Charrissa Brown was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday.
They had visited his apartment in Gorse Bank, Bury.
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The police watchdog is investigating after GMP voluntarily referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct due to previous police contact.
A police investigation continues into the death.
Anyone with information is asked to report it online or using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.uk.
Alternatively, people are asked to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.