Police were called at approximately 04:45hrs on Saturday 11 December to reports of a woman assaulted at an address in Whitefield Avenue NW2.
Officers attended to find 34-year-old Jacqueline Barrett dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday 12 December, at Finchley mortuary and found cause of death to be asphyxia – full cause of death is asphyxia and haemorrhaging and compression of the neck and blunt force trauma.
Detective Chief Inspector Jacqueline Sebire, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: " Jacqueline Barrett was a mother-of-three who grew up in the Camden area and had made her home in Cricklewood.
"We are very keen to speak to anyone who knew Jacqueline and can assist in building up a picture of her life to assist our investigation."
The Barrett family said: "Jacqueline was a loving daughter and a devoted mother for her three children. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends."
Anyone with information that could assist police are asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0200; or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
+ A 23-year-old man [A] man has been charged in connection with this inquiry.
++ A second man, aged 18 [B], was arrested in connection with the inquiry He has been bailed to return to a north London police station on a date in late December pending further enquiries.