The small Shetland Island has been rocked to its core following the savage late-night slaying of the mum.
Tracey Walker, 40, was found butchered outside a property in Lerwick, Scotland at 2.05am on Tuesday morning.
Her lifeless body was found in the street in Ladies Drive near to where she is thought to have lived.
Police have launched a murder probe and two suspects have been detained.
“Officers were faced with a pretty gruesome scene”
Last night detectives said a man aged 31, and a woman, aged 27, had been arrested in connection with the attack.
Cops were scrambled to the scene after locals sounded the alarm after finding Tracey’s body, Daily Daily Record reported.
Sources also told the title that Tracey’s throat had been cut during the attack.
Officers could be seen guarding the entrance to a property in the area and a cordon was put in place.
The force had to fly detectives from their major crime investigation team over from the mainland following the “gruesome” slaying.
One local said that detectives had been faced with a horrific scene.
Another added: “Officers were faced with a pretty gruesome scene. This was a young mum whose life has been tragically ended in what looks like a horrific knife attack.”
Friends and family have been paying tribute to the much-loved young mum who was described as ”the best human being you could meet”.
Her brother Dell Smith, 43, said: “She was the best human being you could meet. All the clichés – good, warm-hearted.”
Susan Clelland said: “Such a shame for this poor lady.”
Jaclyn Ann Thomson posted: “Thoughts are with the family.”
Tracy grew up on the island with her family and had studied psychology, English, maths and care at Shetland College.
She had also worked as a social care worker with Shetland Islands Council.