Police investigating the deaths of two people in Harpurhey on Friday have now formally identified the womenhave formally identified the woman as 30-year-old Nicola Jayne Campbell.
Post mortem results have confirmed that Nicola died from multiple stab wounds and her death is being treated as murder.
The cause of death of the man is currently unascertained and awaiting toxicology reports.
His death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
Paying tribute to Nicola, her mother Jayne said: “Niki was not just my daughter but my best friend. Niki was the life and soul of the party. Always smiling and willing to help anyone.
“Niki was part of a close knit family and was a brilliant aunty. Niki was bubbly and a happy go lucky person. Her death has left us utterly heartbroken and feeling empty.”
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “My thoughts are very much with the families and we are continuing to support them through this incredibly hard time.
“Our enquires remain ongoing and I would continue to urge anyone with any information that could help our investigation to please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 652 of 22/12/2017, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.