Family, friends and neighbours have paid tribute to a "lovely lady" who has lost her life.
Louise Dover, 47, was found dead on Monday morning after police were called to Penshaw Lane, Penshaw.
She lived in Railway Terrace, New Herrington, and had been reported as missing to the police.
Following the news of Louise's death, dozens of you have taken to social media to share memories and tributes of the "bubbly" lady with the "happy, smiley face".
Many have also sent their good wishes and prayers to Louise's family at this sad time.
Here are some of your tributes to Louise from the Sunderland Echo Facebook page:
Ashleigh Parkes: "RIP to my beautiful auntie."
Alex Hutchinson: "RIP Louise. Herrington will not be the same without you."
Sharon Aitken: "RIP Louise. Thoughts are with your family."
Mary Bartle: "So very sad, my thoughts are with her loved ones. RIP."
Rachael Robinson: "RIP beautiful lady, I hope you have found peace, my thoughts go out to all your family."
Barbara Averre: "RIP Louise, you will be sadly missed by so many people."
Jeanette Walton: "RIP Louise. So glad I knew you & your happy, smiley, face."
Mandy Sloanes: "RIP Louise glad I had [the] privilege of knowing your and you funny way, fly high beautiful angel."
Michele Swift: "Rest easy my bubbly, crazy, funny, gobby, friend. A huge light has gone out over New Herrington the spark has gone. You touched so many people with your selfless and caring way."
Kele Nelson: "RIP Louise sadly taken but never forgotten you will be sadly missed."
Annie Sproston: "RIP lovely lady you will be missed by all who knew you."
Janice Stokoe: "RIP beautiful angel Louise. Hope you have found your peace now, my thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this sad time. God bless all."
Emma Lawson: "RIP Louise, your smile would light up any room. You will be greatly missed."