The heartbroken parents of a North Staffordshire man who was allegedly murdered have paid tribute to their son.
Craig Morse was found by Derbyshire Police officers at around 2am on Friday at a flat in Frost Avenue, Langley Mill.
The 33-year-old was discovered with a fatal stab wound.
Tonya Crabtree, of Frost Avenue, was later arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been charged. The 28-year-old is due in court today.
Now Craig’s parents Sarah and Dillwyn Morse have publicly paid tribute to their son on Facebook.
Sarah’s post read: “Friday was the hardest day of my life. I received a phone call that my eldest son Craig has died.
“I cannot put into words how heartbroken and devastated I am and all my family. Never did I picture losing a son and living in this world without a child.
“You were taken before your time my beautiful boy. So this is for you son, our Craig, forever in our hearts.”
Dillwyn posted: “Me and my family are completely devastated. I’m completely heartbroken and not sure how to deal with it but I loved him with my heart and soul.
“Thanks to everyone for the beautiful messages.”
A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “A man who was found dead at property in Langley Mill on April 3 has been formally identified.
“Officers were called to attend a flat in Frost Avenue at around 2am on Friday and found Craig Morse, who was 33, with a fatal stab wound.
“Mr Morse’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.
“A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and she has since been charged.
“Tonya Crabtree, of Frost Avenue, Langley Mill was charged with murder on Saturday and has been remanded into prison custody.
“She is due to appear in court on Monday.”