A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of his partner.
Neighbours reported hearing a commotion at the property earlier that day.
Essex Police said a post-mortem examination found Miss Humphrey had died from stab wounds to the neck and chest.
Paul Czapla, 24, of Queen Elizabeth Way, Colchester, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court, police said.
He will appear for a further hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.