A man is to appear in court charged with the murder of a mother-of-three whose body was found in a canal on Christmas Day.
Ruby Love, 23, from Harrow, north west London, was discovered in the Grand Union Canal at Bankside, Southall on Sunday morning by a member of the public.
Ms Love, born Rubina Malik, was mother to three young children, Scotland Yard said.
Her mother Precious, 45, yesterday paid tribute to her daughter, describing her as her "angel".
She told reporters: "She was just the most lovely girl. The best daughter I could ever ask for. She was just perfect. I called her my angel.
"It's such a loss - I don't know how we are going to cope."
Miss Love's distraught sister Sarah, 22, added: "She loved her kids but was a mother to everyone. She always protected me and I could not protect her."
Manzar Juma, 27, of Hexham Gardens, Ealing, west London, was yesterday charged with murder and will appear at Brent Magistrates' Court later today, police said.
Police said a post-mortem examination held on Monday 26 December was unable to establish a formal cause of death and they are awaiting the results of further tests.