A man has appeared in court charged with murder after the body of a mother-of-three was found at a house in Camarthen on Christmas Day.
Charmaine MacMuiris' body was discovered at a home in Maes y Ysgol.
David Thomas O'Sullivan appeared before Llanelli magistrates to face one charge of murder.
He is accused of stabbing to death mother-of-three Ms MacMuiris on Christmas morning at his home in Maes Year Ysgol, Carmarthen.
Wearing a blue jumper and unshaven, O'Sullivan only spoke to confirm his name, age and address before being remanded into custody.
A statement from her family said: "As a family we are heartbroken and devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter. Our lives will never, ever be the same again.
"No family should ever have to face such a tragedy.
"We would like to thank family, friends, relations and neighbours for their support and kindness during this sad time."
Tribute pages have also been set up on Facebook.
Anyone able to assist the investigation is asked to contact police via the 101 telephone number.