Police have revealed that Lisa Banks died as a result of multiple injuries.
The 46-year-old was found dead in a Barber Shop in Nile Street, North Shields on Sunday morning.
The street in the centre of the town remains closed to allow for forensic enquiries to be carried out and police are continuing to appeal for information about the murder.
Police are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of a woman in North Tyneside.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of murder and he is currently in police custody.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in Nile Street Saturday afternoon, between 1:40pm to 5pm, and who may have seen any suspicious behaviour at Sole-O barber shop to contact them with any information.
Officers will remain in the area today speaking with local residents and identifying potential witnesses.
Anyone with any information can speak to officers in the area face to face or by ringing 101. People can also pass information on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.