A woman found dead in her home was a prolific Facebook user who looked for love online.

Now Sussex Police are investigating mother-of-one Debbie Levey’s use of online dating websites.

However, a spokeswoman for the force said a 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder and bailed yesterday was not someone she had met on the internet.

The body of the care home manager and Brighton and Hove Albion fan was discovered on Monday at 8am at her home in Cherry Tree Cottage, East Ashling, near Chichester.

Just days before her death, Ms Levey, who grew up in Brighton, said on Facebook: “My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was down.”

Police are appealing for any information about her whereabouts between 12.30pm on Sunday and Monday morning to come forward.

A post-mortem has failed to reveal how Ms Levey, who had a 16-year-old daughter Jade, died.

Yesterday (January 30) people continued to pay tribute to her.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “We will look into the question of her use of dating sites as part of our enquiry. She did not meet the man we arrested via a dating site.”

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard said: “We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the East Ashling area on Sunday afternoon or evening and who saw a blue Vauxhall Vectra parked in a small lay-by just across the road from Cherry Tree Cottage.

“If you can help, please call us on 101 quoting Operation Dive.”

The Selsey man arrested on suspicion of her murder has been bailed until February 21 while police carry out further tests on Ms Levey’s body.

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